I hope Margo Kingston’s admonitions for Mark Latham to start sinking the slipper over Iraq get the attention they deserve. As she points out, it’s all but official that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and therefore, no explicit reasons to start a war there.
However, I think the clearest point to be made from all of this discussion is this:
“It’s time to trumpet Labor’s credentials as the party of good judgement in such circumstances whose policy on Iraq has proved spot on.”
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i suppose that the problem is that most australians aren’t likely to vote on the basis of iraq. most of our western democracies seem to have gotten used to the idea that politicians lie, so it’s just par for the course. it’s more a matter of who will lie least, and what impact that will have on their everyday lives, from which iraq is suitably far removed.
I’ll be very disappointed if the issue of the war isn’t seriously debated before the election. It’s the most significant decision the government has taken on our behalf in recent history, and the wisdom of that decision is being hotly debated around the world, in less stable democracies than ours.
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