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  1. dub

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    G'day,

    I consider Alan Strettonprobably is at the very least the equal , as a thinking human being, of quite a few of us who post here.

    However, the following article suggests he's probably just another of the " bleeding-heart, do-gooder, homo, feminist, commie morons that are setting the agenda." to Mr Mojo.

    You read and judge for yourself:

    Lives to be 'sacrificed for politics'
    February 10, 2003

    PRIME Minister John Howard was on the verge of sacrificing young Australian lives just for political gain, a former defence chief-of-staff has said.

    Retired Major-General Alan Stretton also said committing troops to the war on Iraq could make Australia a military target.

    Mr Stretton today had a statement read on his behalf as part of the Walk Against the War Coalition against war with Iraq.

    "Our Prime Minister must be stopped in sacrificing our young Australian lives for what he originally thought would be short term political gains," he said.

    He said Australia would reap none of the benefits of war but could become a victim of Iraqi aggression if it joined the attack.

    "Australia will not be given any say on the control of Iraqi oil, Australia is currently under no threat from Iraq but an attack on Iraq will only raise the likelihood of that," he said.

    Mr Stretton also lambasted US Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation to the UN Security Council last week.

    "The evidence produced by (Mr Powell) is most unconvincing and certainly does not provide any excuse to embark on a war in the Middle East," he said.

    "President (George W) Bush's endeavour to link al-Qaeda and the fight against terrorism to Saddam Hussein has produced no evidence."

    Mr Stretton described Mr Bush's behaviour as "irrational and dangerous".

    "The real reason for war is the presence of America in the Middle East in order to control more than 10 per cent of the world's oil which Iraq produces," he said.

    "An attack on Iraq is in America's interest but as a former high commander I can say it is certainly not in the interest of Australia nor is it in the interest of the rest of the world."

    Mr Stretton said Mr Bush's pledge that Iraq would pay the billions of dollars the war would cost through its oil supply would allow the US to install a military governor in Iraq.

    Also joining the call for people to join Sydney's Walk Against War protest on February 16 was NSW Teachers Federation president Maree O'Halloran, University of NSW Professor George Williams and NSW Greens MLC Ian Cohen.

    AAP

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    bye.dub

    ps. Let's try for Homo sapiens not Homo Insipiens , eh.

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