A succinct summary of why John Howard is bad: “The Howard prime ministership will leave enduring footprints on gun reform, East Timor and tax reform, and be remembered for its role in opposing a republic, the hard line on asylum seekers and the refusal to say sorry for past injustices to indigenous Australians.
But the decision to join the coalition of the willing in the war in Iraq will, more than any other, define the Howard era and, potentially, have the greatest influence on the nation’s future.” ()