Harper Speech ‘Borrowed’ from Australia’s John Howard

A number of people have compared the speeches of John Howard, who USED to rule Australia before being turfed last year, and Stephen Harper, who were are all hoping will get the boot this year

Most people say, hey, it’s OK that they have similar speeches.  They’re both right-wingers.  They share the same philosophy.

Nu-uh.  That’s not going to work.  I’d argue that they’re both getting spoon-fed the same pile of gibberish from a higher authority.  Someone that wants them to coerce Canadians and Australians to enter unpopular wars with one objective:  transfer as much taxpayer wealth to defense companies as possible.

WE AS CANADIANS CANNOT BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD THAT THESE PEOPLE UTTER.  THIS IS PROOF.

Imagine what we as Canadians could have done for this country with the tens of billions that have been spent instead on wars perpetrated by these lies.

The only fall guy should be Steve.

Here’s a story linking to the original ‘catch’ by Bob Rae .

Here’s a video showing the differences .

And … here are just a couple of the quick comparisons:

John Howard, March 18, 2003:

It is inherently dangerous to allow a country, such as Iraq, to retain weapons of mass destruction, particularly in light of its past aggressive behaviour. If the world community fails to disarm Iraq we fear that other rogue states will be encouraged to believe that they too can have these most deadly of weapons to systematically defy international resolutions and that the world will do nothing to stop them.

Stephen Harper, March 20, 2003:

It is inherently dangerous to allow a country, such as Iraq, to retain weapons of mass destruction, particularly in light of its past aggressive behaviour. If the world community fails to disarm Iraq we fear that other rogue states will be encouraged to believe that they too can have these most deadly of weapons to systematically defy international resolutions and that the world will do nothing to stop them.

This is from the CBC, which said that the speakers said the exact same thing.

Here’s more:

John Howard, March 18, 2003:

As the possession of weapons of mass destruction spreads, so the danger of such weapons coming into the hands of terrorist groups will multiply. That is the ultimate nightmare which the world must take decisive and effective steps to prevent. Possession of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons by terrorists would constitute a direct, undeniable and lethal threat to Australia and its people.

Stephen Harper, March 20, 2003:

As the possession of weapons of mass destruction spreads, the danger of such weapons coming into the hands of terrorist groups will multiply, particularly given in this case the shameless association of Iraq with rogue non-state organizations. That is the ultimate nightmare which the world must take decisive and effective steps to prevent. Possession of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons by terrorists would constitute a direct, undeniable and lethal threat to the world, including to Canada and its people.

Copy.  Paste.  Much like I just did.

Nice job, Steve.

I repeat:  WE AS CANADIANS CANNOT BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD THAT THESE PEOPLE UTTER.  THIS IS PROOF.

Original Harper transcripts, from Hansard Canada .

Original Howard transcripts, from Hansard Australia .

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