|Living in Hope|
Simon (what can I do) Crean has actually taken a position on
military policy. He has said that the ALP will oppose joining the coming war against Iraq unless the UN approves
it. Specifically he said that he will oppose it if it is 'unilateral action
.. lead by the United States'.
At least he had the common decency to look embarrassed as he said it, because
he realized what he was saying was stupid. Simon - if it is lead by
the US, then there are others involved, and hence the action would not be
unilateral - go check a dictionary.
Apparently action taken by free world nations, lead by the most successful
democracy in the world would be entirely unjust, but a majority approval of
corrupt dictatorships in the form of the United Nations would
make it Australia's duty.
Should anyone be surprised that Simon Crean, representing a party now
rejected by the democratic process three
times running, holds democracy in such low regard?
This comes as Labor tries desperately to position itself in the political landscape, and
Simon tries to position himself within the ALP. ALP votes keep getting
getting nibbled away by the looney left parties, and Simon has
suffered a few bites himself from the Carmen (lying low in the back
But the sharks on the left have now been fed, and Simon has delayed the
inevitable. Now the risk that
he runs is that the Iraq war will be a roaring success, and that he will be
portrayed as the man who wanted to keep Saddam in power, to continue the
repression of the Iraqi people, and to continue the production of WMDs in Iraq
(if any are found).
Simon's only hope in the war is a large number of dead innocent
Iraqis. Funny - that is just what the rednecks are hoping for too. Politics does indeed make for