Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, September 26, 2002

The 7.30 report's big item for the night: Has-beens for Peace!

The Silver Bodgie put together this great big advertisement saying Australia should not be involved in an attack on the Ghoul unless backed with a kiss on both cheeks from the Security Council.

Why bother, you ask, since that is already Government policy?

It's not as if Hawkie wants to give the Ghoul long to let the pest inspectors in. A few weeks rather than months or a year.

So what's the big deal?

Cop this! If we don't have the UN backing we'll be hated and subject to terrorism.

And if we go in with UN blessing? Dumb gratitude? Give us a break Hawkie!

As far as popular reaction from the Arab street goes, better listen to an expert from today's World Today