AFTER WHAT THE AGE CALLS JOHN HOWARD'S "THUMPING VICTORY" in an Australian election that was run in no small part as a referendum on the war, it's interesting to see how little play it's getting in U.S. media.
If Howard had lost, however, I suspect it would be getting a lot of attention, and advanced as evidence that the war was going badly, Bush can't keep allies, etc., etc.
UPDATE: Australian blogger Tim Lambert says the Australian election didn't have anything to do with the war. "No, the election was not about Iraq--it was hardly an issue."
Hmm. But another Australian blogger wrote last week: "The hysteria that the Australian press has been whipped into, most significantly over Iraq, has radically altered the shape of the coming election."