AGELESS

For some reason, possibly due to shame, today’s Melbourne Age front page doesn’t seem to be available.

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.�?)

Posted by Tim B. on 01/31/2005 at 06:30 PM
    1. Too bad there’s no Michael Jackson paedophilia trial to report on in Australia.

      There’s nothing going on internationally to speak of so I guess it must just be a slow news day during the dog days of winter.

      Posted by JDB on 2005 01 31 at 08:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Now there’s a class act!

      Posted by Brian on 2005 01 31 at 08:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. What’s the opposite of shameful joy???

      Posted by Brian on 2005 01 31 at 08:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ashamed pain, I guess.  Schadenschmerz. Or, some say, Krugschmerz, after Paul Krugman.

      Posted by ForNow on 2005 01 31 at 09:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. Will anybody notice?

      Posted by mr magoo on 2005 01 31 at 09:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Its front page might be unavailable but its current lead story encapsulates all the preoccupations of Idiot Left Inc.

      So someone turned down the aircon in Guantanamo. Big deal.

      Posted by ilibcc on 2005 01 31 at 10:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hicks’ US military appointed lawyer, Major Michael Mori, today said the evidence of the FBI witness could not be disputed

      Why the hell not, Michael?

      Posted by murph on 2005 01 31 at 11:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. The most popular answer, by the way, is: “Yes – if we stay we may get bogged down in a civil war.�?

      Fair dinkum, it’s like watching Pavlov’s Dogs

      Posted by murph on 2005 01 31 at 11:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. “apparently affiliated” with the FBI, “with links to” the FBI, whose identity has been “redacted”.  An open and shut case.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2005 01 31 at 11:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Twenty-four hours.  I predicted that we’d see this “they voted, let’s go home” meme after the election but they sure didn’t waste any time.

      Sadly, I can’t act too superior to the Aussies this time (sorry, Darlene), because I heard from my very own memebot brother this afternoon…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 01 31 at 11:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. If the Age is saying “given X, we should leave Iraq…..” If thats the case, then why have they been saying we should leave Iraq even before ‘X’ has happened?

      Posted by Nic on 2005 01 31 at 11:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. “If _we_ stay, _we_ may get bogged down in a civil war.”

      If I were in the Australian military contingent in Iraq, right now I’d be saying “What’s this _we_ shit, hippie?”

      Posted by Jorge on 2005 02 01 at 01:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. “If _we_ stay, _we_ may get bogged down in a civil war.�?

      “Who’s we, sucker?”

      Posted by The Mongrel on 2005 02 01 at 01:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Age:

      Run away! Run away!

      Nic, now don’t you go confusing them with logic, fergawdsakes.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2005 02 01 at 01:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Given an Australian airman has died and free elections have been held, is it time for Australia to pull out of Iraq?

      Sir Humphrey lives!

      Posted by walterplinge on 2005 02 01 at 01:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Has there been a list published of the names of the airmen who died?  I haven’t been able to find one, yet.

      Posted by Polly on 2005 02 01 at 02:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. That depends on the British rules, Polly, and how they handle notification of the next of kin.  Don’t expect one for a few days, at the least.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 02 01 at 03:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Richard, that’s really the saddest part of the liberal media lockstep, isn’t it? That it’s so damned easy these days to predict what exactly the next day’s spin will be.

      To all those lefties who love to slag us stupid right-wingers for tuning out the NYT et al: It’s not that we don’t want to hear what they have to say, it’s that we already know it ahead of time.

      Posted by PW on 2005 02 01 at 03:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Biggles Beazley has come out of the western skies and dropped this bombshell

      Let Iraq solve its own problems, Beazley says

      Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley says that once instated, Iraq’s elected government should try to resolve its problems by negotiating with insurgents.

      Mr Beazley says the time has come to let the Iraqis settle their own problems and the US military should not become involved in a civil war in Iraq.

      Its that damn civil war again!

      Posted by rog2 on 2005 02 01 at 03:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m still grappling with the stupidity of that statement; he advises negotiations with insurgents, he wants to be regarded as credible?

      Posted by rog2 on 2005 02 01 at 03:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. Poor Labor.
      They try to look different, even at the expense of looking desperate to look different.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 02 01 at 03:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Given an Australian airman has died and free elections have been held, is it time for Australia to pull out of Iraq?

      This is called linkage.  You might have thought that the reason Australia was in Iraq was something else, but no matter.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2005 02 01 at 06:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. off topic- Hey Damey looky here..Oz from The Sunday Times -“Annan’s son admits oil sale role.The claim will increase pressure on Mr Annan etc.” Goes on to mention stuff put forward before’ie Cotecna employing and paying Kojo and his connections with Sheik Yamani’s son Hani.The sheik being the Saudi oil minister who set up Opec.Kojo was a director of his company.He was also a close business associate.It is claimed Kojo was involved in a deal to sell U.S.$60 million of Iraqi oil to a Moroccan company.Two close business associates of Mr Yamani claim he was involved in the deal.He is alleged to have travelled to Morocco to help finalize the sale and was present at key meetings.The sale was abandoned by Mr Yamani.”

      Posted by crash on 2005 02 01 at 06:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why is that ‘Australian’ Guantanamo inmate moaning about the lack of air conditioning.  The only time they got AC in the taliban caves was when someone farted.

      Posted by Craig UK on 2005 02 01 at 06:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Australian? Not any more!

      Posted by crash on 2005 02 01 at 06:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Let’s try a little test:

      “Given an Australian soldier has died and free elections have been held, is it time for Australia to pull out of East Timor?�?

      Now, how do you suppose a leftist would respond to a poll like that in 2002.

      Posted by Quentin George on 2005 02 01 at 06:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. ”…You might have thought that the reason Australia was in Iraq was something else…”

      Ooooooooiiiiiilllllllllll.

      Posted by Sortelli on 2005 02 01 at 08:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. The comments from Beazley means that after only 4 days he is finished as a national leader and will never be Prime Minister,Beazley will never be Prime Minister.
      Howard must use this to destroy this gutless piece of socialist shit now, but basically Beazley is detroyed.

      Posted by slamming mo on 2005 02 01 at 09:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Quote: “Yes – if we stay we may get bogged down in a civil war.”

      Unless Australia undergoes some dramatic changes I doubt this sort of thing would result in a civil war.

      Posted by mythusmage on 2005 02 01 at 10:29 PM • permalink

 

  1. I would think it logical for Leftists to pull out of any country which has democratic elections, starting their own. Good riddance to wandering Leftists everywhere. Does France have democratic elections?

    Posted by J. Peden on 2005 02 02 at 01:48 AM • permalink