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December 2, 2007

Iraq and Afghanistan are not talked about much in Australia these days are they. The 'glorious dead' are celebrated as heroes, but few citizens are questioning the need to be Afghanistan now that some of the troops are going ar eto be bought home by the Rudd Government.

Martin Rowson

It is the civilian deaths in both countries that are not remembered in the West. It is only our dead that re remembered. Their dead does not even count, even though we are foreigners in their country.That's the trouble with all the patriotic nationalism of the One Nation --they only remember their dead.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 2:29 PM | | Comments (1)


i think something rude about oz gummint participation in foreign wars every morning before breakfast. but i am unable to convince ozzies that there is a significant difference between rugby and war. to be fair, in both they are watchers,not participants. so too in civil affairs of course. just sheep on a paddock.