Tony Abbott is a man in a hurry. There's a blue on, and he wants in. The Prime Minister has regressed from statesman to pugilist. He's back to Punchy Tony, the Rocky of the Right, a bloke who's up for any fight, even if he has to start it himself, the former boxing "blue" and front rower ready to deck anyone (including a young Joe Hockey), if they get in his way. Or even if they don't.
Abbott, the nervy pugilist who may or may not have taken us to war
Tony Abbott's eagerness to get involved in the "war" against Islamic State obscures how little we know what we're doing in Iraq, or with whom we're doing it.