George Bush has a tremendous ability to ensure anyone who comes in contact with him eventually winds up being hated by the people of his country. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been a strong supporter of Bush and loyally backed the invasion of Iraq in 2003. It has now been revealed by Own Lippert, who wrote Harper’s speech backing the Bush invasion of Iraq, that the speech was copied large sections from a speech given by another Bush supporter, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Lippert apologized fo being “over zealous in copying segments of another world leader’s speech” and that Harper was not aware of what happened.
One is left wondering if Harper pays any attention to what other world leaders say on such an important issue as the Bush invasion of Iraq. How could he have failed to recognize that his words were close to those of John Howard? In one sense, the issue is minor, in another sense, it represents a major problem in 2003 when many leaders accepted everything Bush said about Iraq and never did their own investigations.