The message here is obvious.
Howard does not deserve to be well treated by history. His poverty of vision is demonstrated by his rating of the introduction of a GST (he calls it "tax reform") as his greatest achievement in office!
And again, as with Vietnam, we find ourselves ensconced in another foreign warzone on account of a PM's misguided loyalty to a US led by a President whose invasion of Iraq must go down as one of the great deceits in US political history. And one of the greatest blunders.
Thanks, John. And thanks to the Australian electorate, and especially the people of Bennelong, who kicked Howard and his arrogant government out on their sorry arses.