The Null Device
Rub-a-Dub-Dub with Shrub:
Australia's Prime Minister comes back from a
love-in series of meetings with the US President and Leader of the Free World; during which he almost unconditionally committed Australia to fighting alongside the US, ruled out signing the Kyoto treaty (in the name of loyalty), and dropped the ball on trade issues, which he ostensibly went there to debate. And now, it looks like many elements in the Liberal Party, including the PM, are opposing ratifying the International Criminal Court, lest Kissinger or some future Calley find himself in the dock.
Wonder whether Australia will send troops to help the US invasion of the Hague in the event of US servicemen or leaders being put on trial. I imagine the bill is doing the rounds of the Liberal party room as we speak.