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
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John Howard has taken the plunge. Australian troops will participate in military action in Iraq.
"This decision was taken at a cabinet meeting this morning following a further telephone discussion between myself and (U.S.) President Bush (news - web sites), he indicating that the final diplomatic attempts...had come to an end," Howard told a news conference.
Australia, a staunch ally of Washington, has already sent a 2,000-strong force, including elite SAS troops, fighter jets and warships, to the Gulf to join a heavy U.S. and British military build-up, but had not previously committed them to a war.
Brave man, sticking with what he thinks is right. Unlike Blair he failed a vote of no-confidence.
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