Tim Blair


New Criterion



Friday, December 13, 2002

The Pre-schoolers at Background Briefing have tried to prove our spooks were caught flat-footed by Bali, JI and all that.

They failed. Instead they proved that in the Pre-school, not having a clue is a license to say anything.

Just how clueless they are can be seen from the following howler about Indonesian history.

Pancasila was introduced by Soeharto and forms the basis of Indonesian law.

Don't tell Megawati Sukarnoputri that Auntie ABC, Australia's national broadcaster, heard all round the world, has forgotten her father.