"BRITAIN and America are to persevere with plans for war against Iraq, even though they took a beating in the UN Security Council last night."
"There was little new ammunition in Mr Blix's words, by contrast, for Britain and the United States. The two countries must now decide whether to press forward and submit a new resolution to the Council declaring that Iraq is already in "material breach" of Resolution 1441 of last November, implying that the time for force has come."
"Rattled by an outpouring of anti-war sentiment, the United States and Britain began reworking a draft resolution Saturday to authorize force against Saddam Hussein"
"a diplomatic strategy that would demonstrate Britain and the United States want U.N. support but not at any cost."
There are, and have been over the past weeks, MANY more such snippets.
My point is?
My point is I am pissed off that our dear and glorious Australian Prime Minister is not getting a fair suck of the sav. I can only presume it is a devilish conspiracy by the International media to ignore this little Aussie leviathan. I read the newspapers, listen to the radio and watch the TV here in Australia and they give the true picture of our Prime Minister as a dominant player in all these events surrounding Iraq. If it weren't for his presence and invaluable input the whole Iraq strategy would fall into a screaming heap. Bloody hell, he is after all contributing 3 inflatable dinghies, a fully painted plastic model Tiger Moth, Bert Higgins and Joe Spencer from the Coonabarabran Army Reserve, 2 boxes of emergency rations Vegemite and a snake bite kit to the war effort. Ungrateful bastards!
WAKE UP WORLD, OUR JOHN STRIDES THE WORLD LIKE A COLOSSUS. IGNORE HIM AT YOUR PERIL!
'The Age' editorial cartoons.