You can’t get away from the bastards, anywhere! Cheney is coming to town and his main task is to thank
The visit has fired up the old question hereabouts: What future direction do you think the US-Australian alliance should take? I didn’t bother looking at the 131 responses to that question, the Cheney visit is disturbing enough without wading through the views of the ignorant.
Commentators and the populous here are largely locked into a Bush led Republican past. There is little recognition of the changed dynamics already set in place by the Democrat resurgence.
But I was further outraged by the lingering legacy of the Bush/Cheney influence on our Prime Minister. Early in his term, nearly a decade ago,
The implication clearly being that the Bush/Cheney gang has anointed the
The result of that ‘understanding’ is still playing out. Some will recall my coverage of the mess we helped create in the
AN Australian Vietnam veteran has been charged with a plot to assassinate controversial
Solomon IslandsPrime Minister ManassehSogavare for a $50,000 bounty allegedly "sponsored by ". Australia
The arrest comes amid a simmering brawl between the Solomons Government and
over Canberra 's plans to form an armed police "close personal protection unit". All Mr Sogavare Solomonspolice were disarmed in 2003, following the arrival of the Australian-led intervention force to restore peace after years of ethnic-motivated violence.
Okay, so it is just a news report, there is no clear evidence of a plot hatched in
A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman last night said he could not comment on the allegations of Australian involvement in sponsoring the alleged assassination plot
Personally I’m willing to overlook
But I would also like to see the Congressional foreign relations committees revisit this supposed ‘deputy sheriff’ nonsense and knock it on the head.