Wednesday, January 19, 2005

My shout for a Crown as the General leaves the building...

General Peter Cosgrove will not be renewing his contract in July 2005.

I have much respect for the man inside the Uniform.
I will miss his wisdom, judgment and compassion.
Not least of all for statements such as this,
"We should not rush off on jingoistic sentiments or warped ideas of mateship and the ANZAC spirit. Those ideas are true. But they are outcomes. They are not motives. So our decisions as a nation to go to war must be the most serious we ever take. Only when the decision is irrevocable and accepted, let then the people perform to the ANZAC spirit which is uniquely Australian and compounds our effect wherever we appear. But let's not ever use that as the reason to put on khaki."
...and who will post into the position?
Air force blue should be the next leading colour...
Probably Air Chief Marshal Houston.


Blogger Kartar said...

Now there is a man who understands the ANZAC spirit. Pity the people he reports to don't.

2:26 am  
Blogger suki said...

Perfectly put Kartar!

8:06 am  
Blogger Nic White said...

I do hope he runs for GG, I think he would do very well there.

6:59 pm  
Blogger suki said...

Good point Nic,
There's certainly a precedence for a Military man and the General would be brilliant.
Would he be the triple G?

8:08 pm  
Blogger Nic White said...

lol, I can see it now

His (whateverthetitleis), Govenor General General Peter Cosgrove.

3:38 am  
Blogger weezil said...

I actually have written fan mail to Cosgrove, thanking him for the boy/radio event. He was very generous in his reply.

The GG spot is an ideal appointment for Australians who have demonstrated their dedication to humanity far above their allegiance to the politico making the appointment.

Jefferys will never have the respect of Sir William Deane, of whom I am so enamoured as to forever be tempted to refer to him with the familiar "Sir William."


12:23 pm  

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