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Monday, November 27, 2006

onya, peter....

Peter Tinley, an ex-Major in the Australian SAS and a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, has spoken out against the war in Iraq.

In an article in The Australian, by Patrick Walters, Tinley is quoted making some telling comments:

"... our involvement was a strategic and moral blunder"

"... a cynical use of the Australian Defence Force"

"... the Government had broken a moral contract with its defence force in sending it to an immoral war"

Hear, hear, Peter!

Good to hear this from yet another ex-officer.

Let's hope there's many more like him who find their conscience and speak out.

God knows John HoWARd's got it coming!


Blogger GreenSmile said...

Niall Furgusen has it that any thing that starts as a moral blunder is doomed to wind up a practical and strategic blunder. Its not that our warmongering leaders should not talk of values...its that the talk is so empty.

November 28, 2006 2:47 AM  
Blogger phil said...

Yeah, that was a good piece of news to see in the paper. They're slowly coming out, which makes it harder to smear them. 'specially when they've got the runs on the board. Note nothing from the arch-smearer, Lord Downer of Baghdad. Drip, drip, drip, change is gonna come. I hope it's delicious (note am in optimistic mood tonight!).

November 28, 2006 10:07 PM  
Blogger Davo said...

mm, ex mil. don't fancy his chances at the moment. We DO, in fact, have an intelligent, experienced ex mil as Governor General in the the most (arguably) powerful position in the Australian Constitution. So??

November 28, 2006 11:23 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

GS, what's the point of a "democracy" when the politicians just do what they want, lie in their teeth, and service the wealthy? It's all just a sham. A con game invented by the rich, for the rich. I'm ready to support any dictator who's got what it takes to rule justly and wisely.

Phil, I don't share your optimism. I think come the elections, the Aussie moron voters will return the Libs. And anyhow, as I've said many times, Labor is no alternative and no real alternative will ever be allowed to take root under the Lib/Lab capitalist junta anyway.

Davo, yes, the GG is also ex-SAS. But he, like most ex-service personnel, will blindly support any war we get into because of their blind belief in the goodness and rightness of government decisions and their unquenchable thirst for a bit of right-sounding propaganda.

If it wasn't so seditious to say it, I might entertain the thought of saying "this is only happening because not enough of them are getting shot", but that would be seditious so I won't say it. I'll say "perish the thought" instead. ;-)

Mr Ruddock, get yourself well and truly nicked, you scumbag!!!

Come the revolution...

November 29, 2006 3:06 AM  

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