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It's The Economy, Drongo
AUSTRALIA As the Oct. 9 election nears, polls show the rivals — the coalition led by Prime Minister John Howard, and Mark Latham's Labor party — neck-and-neck. You might predict that Howard would press his staunch support for the war in Iraq. After all, Latham, 43, has pledged to bring Australia's 920 troops in Iraq home by Christmas. That couldn't be further from Howard's position. In addition to supporting the war, Howard — after the Sept. 9 bombing attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta, which killed at least 10 — renewed his...

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