Friday, December 14, 2007

New PM Faltering On Issues


roosevelt imigrant speech 1907, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

Rudd campaigned on the promise of signing Australia up for Kyoto and withdrawing Australian troops from Iraq.

Rudd said that troops needed to be withdrawn from Iraq because 'they could be useful elsewhere.' We now know something of how Australian 'assets' are to be deployed. Rudd has decided to send Australian Assets to monitor Japanese whaling vessels.

Australian Assets will not fire upon Japanese whalers, because that would be an act of war. Instead, they will take pictures of whaling activity.

Meanwhile, the whaling activity is not a secret. Nor is it illegal.
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Meanwhile, Rudd has signed Kyoto, but now refuses to commit to targets. A triumph of style over substance. Except the style costs.

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