18A Generic Clark Coal Alt Page 93

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US/Australia Relations High Now Relations high- security alliance  Michael  Fullilove , Lowey Fellow Foreign Policy, 4-4- 08 , Originally in Sydney Morning Herald,  Brookings,  http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/0404_australia_fullilove.aspx , Junaid It is unhealthy for an alliance to be tied too tightly to the fortunes of particular leaders. Indeed, there is good evidence that, with its embrace of the Bush Administration, the Howard government was loving the alliance to death. In the three years since 2005 in which the Lowy Institute has conducted its annual poll, the percentage of respondents rating the alliance as "very important" to Australia's security has declined from 45 per cent to 36 per cent. The dualism of Australians' attitudes to Washington showed up in the 2006 poll, in which 70 per cent of respondents thought the alliance was either "very important" or "fairly important" to Australia's security , but 69 per cent believed we were taking too much notice of the US in our foreign policy. If the intimacy of the Howard-Bush relationship undercut the alliance in Australians' eyes, it also hurt us in
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