insult to uncle sam - how terrible

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    The Federal Government has found another reason to attack a Queensland Labor election candidate.

    Ivan Molloy is standing in the Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax.

    A sticker on the vehicle towing his campaign caravan shows the United States symbol "Uncle Sam" with the words "Join the Army, travel to exotic distant lands, meet exciting and unusual people.. and kill them".

    Local federal Liberal MP Peter Slipper says it is an inappropriate statement against the United States.

    "This is just a bizarre situation that's a bizarre sticker to be on Dr Molloy's car," he said.

    "The fact that Dr Molloy is not adequately distancing himself from his prior statements to outrageous comments made by both Kate Molloy and her husband with respect to terror and the Liberal Party.

    "Is the ALP serious about the war on terror and if the ALP leaves Dr Molloy as a candidate for Fairfax then I think Mr Latham brings his own credentials into very grave doubt."

    A newspaper yesterday published a photograph of Dr Molloy holding a gun with what were claimed to be Philippine separatists.

    Dr Molloy says the people in the picture were not extremists but government troops.
 
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