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Monday, October 18, 2004
 
John Howard's rhetoric rings Mark Steyn's bell.
But Howard, for a man routinely described as having no charisma, manages to hit just the right tone. The French got all the attention in the days after September 11 with that Le Monde headline – "Nous sommes tous Americains" – but even at the time I preferred Howard's take: "There's no point in a situation like this being an 80 per cent ally."
There's one to pin up on the wall.