Tuesday, February 22, 2005

HoWARd at the suggestion of Tony and Junichiro, changes the social landscape of Darwin, Australia.

We are still in a war in Iraq.
Now HoWARd is sending more of our military because, well, Tony and Junichiro asked him.

In defense of his decision, HoWARd said:
"Al Muthanna was one of the safer parts of Iraq and was far less dangerous than areas around Baghdad and further north. It's remained relatively benign, it's a lot better and this is a much safer part of Iraq than the Sunni triangle."
"The government believes that Iraq is very much at a tilting point and it's very important that the opportunity of democracy, not only in Iraq, but also in other parts of the Middle East, be seized and consolidated."
"This has not been, is not and will not be an easy decision for the Government. I know it will be unpopular with many. I ask those people to take into account the reasons that I have given. I believe this is the right decision. It will make a significant contribution to the coalition effort."
"Self-evidently we would have liked the major combat to have gone differently ... [but] coalition withdrawal or defeat is unimaginable. The coalition must stay in Iraq if the country is to make a successful transition to democracy."
Kim, Andrew and Bob are not supportive of this latest commitment of 450 extra military personnel and
neither am I.


3 Comments:

Blogger sjusju said...

If it is so safe, then why don't him and Jeanette go for a "working bee" with their church group?

One of the things that frustrates me about howard is that he's learnt from his earlier bumblings how a good stateman acts, and he can ape it quite well in the murdock press - making sad faces for those poor soliders he is setting off to war and commenting how difficult this decision and what a big man he is for making it.

"whatever your feelings about Australia entering this war, we are now a party and must do our best to continue..." (shooting iraqis until the americans say 'enough')

What is needed is people to cut through the "finish the job" crap and to point out that the continued occupation (even after the elections) by the US is only helping push iraq into a civil war, and that any "reconstruction" should be carried out by a neutral international body (but funded by the idiots who did the damage in the first place).

3:29 pm  
Blogger suki said...

sjsju well said.
Beside HoWARd all the way is Downer the insufferable.
Today on ABC Radio he (and HoWARd) argued the minutiae and avoided the macro to munch up air time.
Unflushable Turds.

6:59 pm  
Blogger Susoz said...

This all feels so predictable. Howard and Downer are deceitful sneaks.

12:23 pm  

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