Australian prime minister stresses common ties in speech to Congress
March 9th, 2011
02:34 PM ET
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Australian prime minister stresses common ties in speech to Congress

Washington (CNN) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard pledged true friendship with the United States Wednesday and encouraged the nation that inspired her youth by landing on the moon to be bold in shaping the 21st century.

In a speech to a joint meeting of Congress, Gillard backed the U.S. policy in Afghanistan but warned against failing to fully complete it, and called for a brave and innovative U.S. approach to economic reforms in the wake of the global recession.

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  1. Oy Vey Az

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is our kind of sister. Anyone against Rupert Murdoch truely has America's well being and interests at heart.

    March 9, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    I'm so embarrassed that a head of state is addressing the most imbicilic Congress ran by John Boehner. She called for "a brave and innovative U.S. approach to economic reforms in the wake of the global recession." Well Prime Minister, the man standing behind you(Bonehead) has no intentions on doing that.

    March 9, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    Madam Prime Minister, your hair color is the same color as John Boehner's skin.

    March 9, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The US economy is in the abyss, and likely to stay right there.

    March 9, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Ron Ruys

    julia Gillard was made Prime Minister by overthrowing an elected sitting Prime Minister with the aid of power brokers in Government like the head of the Unions , Bill Shorten, and Mark Arbib, a person proven to have commited treason and supplying information to a Foreign Government, namely the US, and all are above the law and untouchable due to a corrupt political system. I am not surprised the US gave her a standing ovation, she is a puppet of theirs, dancing to their tune.

    March 9, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. Ron Ruys

    "you have an ally in war and peace" Of course you do, Australia is bought and paid for, and sitting Government members are supplying information to the US Embassy in Canberra. As Revealed by Julia Assange. The US and Australian Governments are involved at under the table levels.

    March 9, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |