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Australian Election a Referendum of Iraq War Policy

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Australian Election a Referendum of Iraq War Policy

Australian Election a Referendum of Iraq War Policy

Australian Election a Referendum of Iraq War Policy

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Australians go to the polls Saturday to choose a prime minster. The incumbent, conservative politician John Howard, supported President Bush's war on Iraq and contributed 2,000 Australian troops to the effort. His challenger, Labor leader Mark Latham, opposes the war and has promised to bring the troops home by December. NPR's Michael Sullivan, reporting from Sydney, says polls report this could be a tight race.

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