Rudd going to honour his pledge

  1. Well it would appear that our erstwhile new PM elect is going to carry through with his pledge to bring the troops home.
    Well, SOME of them anyway.

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/071130/19/154e7.html

    Afghanistan is the real danger zone for our troops at present.
    Wonder where the troops being pulled from Iraq will go???

    Excuse my cynicism. :stone
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   nyapa
    Excused )

    After all this time, Australia is on tenterhooks to see what a new govt will do, and how they will change the order of things. Labor sound like they are going to change things drastically, hopefully for the good. But we'll see...

    There are very few politicians one can trust, because they have to toe the party line.
  4. by   gwenith
    It will be interesting to see what happens - I really hope that the troops there get a well earned rest. People do not realise just how many theatres of operation Australia has going at any one time.
  5. by   Grace Oz
    Our troops are stretched beyone belief!
    I could tell you so much more, but .............. :stone:angryfire
  6. by   Grace Oz
    Well, what did I tell ya???!!!!!!

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/071214/21/159tf.html

    :angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:deadhorse
  7. by   Levin
    Grace Oz, Rudd was pretty upfront about his intentions.

    This was from February last year.
    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap...001028,00.html

    Levin

    P.S. Personally I think we should get out of Afghanistan as well, unless someone can show me HOW having our military there is helping. That the coalition has partnered with the Northern Alliance says it all really. Contrary to what the press tells you the Northern Alliance are not nice people, they sure as anything aren't "freedom fighters".

    From my understanding of it, the NA are thugs who rape and kill because they felt like it that day, and the Taliban are nutcases who kill you for crimes like "singing".
    Generalisations I know but neither are very appealing options.
    Last edit by Levin on Dec 16, '07 : Reason: Added postscript.
  8. by   Grace Oz
    He was up front back in February.
    Since then, he's stated other intentions for our troops!
    Then again, like most politicians, it's not his son or daughter serving.

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