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Re: Beazley calls for troops out of Iraq. Labor atrocity!

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  • glparramatta
    ... The position of the ALP is to redeploy Australian troops from Iraq (but with no specific timetable) to Afghanistan and South-East Asia, where it will
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 10, 2006
      --- In GreenLeft_discussion@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Lewis" <ozleft@o...>
      wrote:
      >
      > >>Always ready to prettify the pro-imperialist Labor hacks, aren't we?>>
      >
      > How is posting an article about Beazley calling for withdrawal of
      > troops from Iraq prettifying anything, Norm? Are you saying the Sydney
      > Morning Herald is supporting Beazley against Downer and Howard, who
      > want to keep the troops in Iraq?
      >

      The position of the ALP is to redeploy Australian troops from Iraq
      (but with no specific timetable) to Afghanistan and South-East Asia,
      where it will continue the bogus ``war on terror''. Pro-imperialist
      Labor leaders want to renegotiate Australia's role in this ``war'' not
      repudiate it. That is why, dear Comrade Ed, your attempts to present
      Beazley's call for a ``withdrawal'' from Iraq without noting the clear
      political basis for it is an attempt to ``prettify'' the
      pro-imperialist ALP hacks. I expect a more rounded analysis from a
      self-proclaimed socialist Green.

      Norm.

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      `Labor defence spokesman Robert McClelland welcomed the troop
      deployment to Afghanistan. "Reports of insurgents stepping up their
      campaign means obviously the more back-up you can give our existing
      troops there, the safer they are likely to be in a dangerous
      situation," he said.' --
      http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17785700-2,00.html

      ``Labor yesterday welcomed the new move, despite Opposition Leader Kim
      Beazley this week saying allied troops in Iraq were undermining the
      possibility of peace and suggesting they be withdrawn. Opposition
      defence spokesman Robert McClelland said Iraq and Afghanistan were
      "quantitatively different" because order had never been reinstated in
      Afghanistan and there were still attempts to restore the Taliban.
      ``The bad bastards are still there in Afghanistan, they haven't been
      removed, they are still part of the ongoing internal war," Mr
      McClelland said. "We see Iraq as being a substantial diversion of
      resources from where we can be most effective in the fight against
      terrorism." He said Afghanistan had direct relevance to Australia's
      regional security because it was a training ground for terrorists in
      South-East Asia. It was also the source of the opium trade that paid
      for much of the terrorist activities in the region. "It's the place
      where the Taliban and al-Qaeda are still in existence and probably
      where Osama bin Laden is," Mr McClelland said.'' --
      http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/troop-boost-for-afghan-terror-fight/2006/01/10/1136863239088.html
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