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Asian-Pacific Allies Reject Bidenism

10:13 AM, Jan 11, 2007 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. Joe Biden believes Congress should "http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2007/01/biden_iraq_symbolic_... target=_blank>demonstrate to the president [that] he's on his own" on the troop surge. Well, it's good to see that our allies aren't listening to the Delaware senator:

From the Associated Press:

President Bush's decision to boost American troops in Iraq won support Thursday from U.S. allies as a step toward stabilizing the country, but the move was angrily condemned by opponents of the war.

The leaders of South Korea, Australia and Japan - all longtime supporters of the U.S.-led mission in Iraq - pledged continued political backing and material help to the beleaguered war effort.

"If America retreats in Iraq, then that has enormous consequences for the stability of the Middle East and it will also be an enormous boost to terrorism in our part of the world," Australian Prime Minister John Howard said in Sydney.