Thursday, July 5, 2007

No Shit, Sherlock.

Australia just became the first of the Coalition of the Killing to admit they are in Iraq for the oil. Defense Minister Brendan Nelson, suffering from a rare strain of candor, told the press that securing oil supplies is a key factor behind the presence of Australian troops in Iraq, that oil had influenced their strategic planning, and that their priority was maintaining "resource security".

After changing his trousers, Prime Minister John Howard began damage control, claiming that despite all evidence to the contrary, it was "stretching it a bit" to say that Australia was in this for the oil.

Opposition leaders responded by stating the obvious: "This government simply makes it up as it goes along on Iraq."

Remind me, how's that oil supply working out?

Oh, right.

Well done, then.


Coaster Punchman said...

"This government simply makes it up as it goes along on Iraq."

And this is different from US policy how?

deadspot said...

They probably said it with a funnier accent?

Johnny Yen said...

This war, needless to say, has been incredibly damaging to this country, and the world. If the press has any spine, and there's any justice, people like Dick Cheney won't be able to get jobs as dogcatchers when it's all said and done.