UPDATE. Stupid poll in The Age asks: “Given an Australian airman has died and free elections have been held, is it time for Australia to pull out of Iraq?�?
Whoever came up with that question is presumably unaware that Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel was serving with Britain’s Royal Air Force. His death is unrelated to Australian involvement.
(The most popular answer, by the way, is: “Yes – if we stay we may get bogged down in a civil war.�?)