Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

The Australian Foreign Minister tells it like it is. Alexander Downer said that Australia would send aid money to help build a Palestinian state. If....."Absolutely, it's a point I've made myself I'm not sure if I've made it publicly but it's a point I've made privately to Arab ambassadors here in Australia and with the advent of a Palestinian state in the context of a solution to the Middle East problem, we would certainly provide significant aid to assist with the building of that state,"

However...."There is no point putting significant amounts of aid into countries which are very badly, in some cases corruptly run,"

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