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April 19, 2005

Well, I guess its all right to go around the world kicking butt whilst playing at being the deputy sheriff in the Pacific Rim. But, suprise suprise, some of our neighbours do not like their butt being kicked:


All that macho pre-emptive strike cowboy stuff just hasn't gone down well around the Pacific Rim. Australia has been ostracised. It merely echoes the neocons in Washington.

Hell, what if China embraced the pre-emptive strike doctrine with enthusiasm? What then? I recall that Downer stuck his neck out in Adelaide during the federal election when he said that he had no problems with our neighours employing pre-emptive strike to hit the Kimberley's to wipe out the terrorists. For China terrorists means the Tibetians, does it not? And that means....

Let us just say that problems begin to abound everywhere with that kind of reasoning. So it is good to see that others in our region have more sense and are willing to bring the hot heads to heel.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 11:11 AM | | Comments (0)