Oct 302006
 

Prime Minister John Howard took a moment to reflect on the responsibilities of sending young soldiers to war, as he launched a new book on World War I.

PM reflects on sending young men to war.

and so he ought, although I have serious doubts that the PM has any real understanding of the responsibilities of sending young lives off to fight political wars. I firmly believe it to be the heights of hypocracy to pontificate about the moral pressures the PM may or may not have experienced, when it is clear that Australia’s involvement in the only real “war” Howard has send young lives off to is one of political convenience.

On the subject of Les Carlyon’s book, I’d be much more comfortable in recommending that readers watch Andrew Denton’s program, ‘Enough Rope’ this evening, than paying undue attention to what Howard has to say.