Thursday, November 05, 2009


Another Australian Labor Party Fraud spreads the filth:

Defence Minister John Faulkner last night gave US General David Petraeus one of Australia's highest honours, the Order of Australia, for his distinguished service against terrorism in the Iraq war.

Only six years ago, Senator Faulkner had opposed the war and challenged claims that Iraq posed a terrorist threat.

During a censure motion in parliament against the Howard government, he described the decision to send 2000 troops as "unilateral adventurism" and a "confidence trick".

"It was a different story at the Australian ambassador's residence in Washington last night.

As a minister in the Rudd government, Senator Faulkner praised General Petraeus, the man responsible for the successful military surge in Iraq that gave him his promotion to chief of US Central Command.

"Tonight we recognise it was you, General Petraeus, who designed and implemented the strategy which delivered success in the war," Senator Faulkner said. "This award recognises your achievement."

The Defence Minister called General Petraeus a person of integrity and reputation who had "greatly strengthened the Australian and United States military relationship".

Faulkner as far as the Stump is concerned you don't deserve to carry a swag for an Aussie Digger let alone act as a the Defence Minister...


GJ said...

Who needs to stick to principles when you can feed at the trough!!!

Anonymous said...

G'day Stump, I'm still enjoying your ramblings, agree with your and GJ's sentiments on this one. Thought you might be interested in this site, some interesting observations from an insider:
Cheers, PaulRB_Doha.

oigal said...

And ramblings they are but hey whats a bloke to do.

Thanks Paul I will check it out, Now this would not be yor blog would it?

Anonymous said...

No its certainly well above my level of expertise, but he does make sensible reading (IMHO) on subjects that interest me. I've been based here in Qatar for 4 years now, having spent 12 years before that in Indonesia, hence the need to link back through sites such as yours, GJ, Dili, etc. Middle East issues interest me and Australian Observer has written some good stuff on subjects including US policy here, Iran and Straits of Hormuz, Palestine/Israel stalemate, etc. Also what might interest you are his comments on Defense spending in Oz. Cheers, PaulRB_Doha.

Anonymous said...

Doing the rounds at the moment:

It's the AFL Grand final and a man makes his way to his seat right on the wing. He sits down, noticing that the seat next to him is empty.

He leans over and asks his neighbour if someone will be sitting there.

'Nah,' says the neighbour. 'The seat's empty.'

This is incredible', said the man.
'Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for AFL Grand final and not use it?'

The neighbour says 'Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with the wife, but she passed away. This is the first AFL Grand final we haven't been to together since we got married in '67.'

'Oh .... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else, a friend or relative, or even a neighbour to take the seat?'

The man shakes his head 'Nah, they're all at the funeral.'