Iraq, Syria and the Middle East are absent in this Election yet a good part of our strategic forces have been engaged there for over a decade. Why?
In the Australian Financial Review on 26th May 2016, under the heading: “Shadow of long-forgotten Iraq falls over campaign”, the celebrated columnist, Laura Tingle, wrote that we seem to be “very busy observing an election campaign that day-to-day seems to be about nothing very much at all”. She noted that Australia remains one of few countries to not reflect on its involvement in Iraq.
Next month (July) the Report of Sir John Chilcot on the UK’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq war will be released. Nothing like that is afoot here, or ever will be on present indications. …Read More