Ten years after the invasion, Iraq's soundtrack is still one of explosions and misery. In the West, leaders that ordered it reach for excuses to justify the unjustifiable. Crikey's man-at-large looks back.
When Prime Minister Howard and Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough made their big announcement about the National Emergency in Aboriginal Affairs in the Northern Territory it reminded many of us here in central Australia about Colin Powell’s United Nations speech on the Iraq emergency.
John Howard, with all those years of political experience behind him, now concentrates on the unbreakable promise – the bold assertion that is by definition impossible to disprove or, for that matter, prove, writes Richard Farmer.
Brendan Nelson’s casual announcement that he is either a) a doofus or b) an official candidate for Liberal party leadership has had one great side-effect – it’s put godzone country onto the front pages and up the Google news listings, writes Guy Rundle.