What did they do to our brave leader on his recent trip to Washington DC?
Is there a pod in the bottom of his garden with your face growing inside?
I suspect that, in the wake of Katrina, Mr. Stanhope is anticipating a hasty US withdrawl from Iraq (imagine a crippled W trying to get the next appropriation Bill through Congress while New Orleans lies in ruins). So positioning continued support of the struggle now gives him room to let rip when the carnage begins after christmas.
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Now I maintain that the views of the Chief Minister of the ACT on this sort of subject are so irrelevant as to be a waste of time better spent elsewhere. But it will be interesting to see what others make of his position here which would appear to be (at face value) very sensible.