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.
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
Dec 16, '07
Grace Oz, Rudd was pretty upfront about his intentions.
This was from February last year.
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.