Cheney praises Howard's loyalty.
The alliance between Australia and America was strong because both nations worked at it and respected each other as equals, United States Vice-President Dick Cheney said today.You must be so proud. He never says that about Canada.
In a major speech to the Australian-American leadership dialogue in Sydney, Mr Cheney said the deep affinity between the countries had grown into a great alliance over time.
"Australia and America share an affinity that reaches to our souls," he said.
"Over time, that deep affinity has grown into a great alliance.