This is rather simple ADG,
Not at all KTF.
If or maybe even when Australia suffers a massive terrorist attack, then I sure would hope your leader would be doing anything in his power to persue the pieces of trash behind it and who are potential problems in the future.
I agree, however I don't see the tie in with my statement and the one you have introduced into the issue. After all, no COUNTRY has launched a terrorist attack on American soil, and the only organisation that has remains free and functioning.
Had that attack in Bali occured in Sydney only with the same death toll and destruction our nation suffered on 9/11/01, you bet the country of Australia would be urging other nations to step up to prevent another attack like that!
We most likely would. But i'd like to think that our country would not attack another without severe provocation and I know for a fact that our country will not work outside the mandates of the United Nations. Australians first WITHIN AUSTRALIA, Americans first WITHIN AMERICA. No more, no less.
There is nothing wrong with Bush seeking approval from other nations to help fight terrorism.
There certainly isn't, and nothing I have said would indicate otherwise.
Its atleast a noble gesture attempting to please other nations in this matter.
It's not noble at all, it's what differentiates an country taking legitimate action and a country illegally declaring war and launching a terrorist attack. However, I do feel that what Bush is doing is nothing more than lip service and he has no concern at all about whether he has global approval for the attack or not. Stupid move IMO as he doesnt' have majority support within his own country, let alone elsewhere.
Dont you think its better than just going ahead and doing whatever the hell we want to?
Seems to me that's exactly what is happening. You see, one the one hand he's saying that he will abide by the UN decisions and on the other hand he's saying he will go it alone if he doesn't get the agreement. See they hypocrisy there?
I find it appaling that other nations try to stop us from taking the necessary steps to save lives in the future from terrorist attacks.
I find it appalling that such a flimsy excuse is being used to hide the debacle that your economy is sinking into and to appease the pride of one old and stupid man. If Iraq posed any realistic threat to the United States then I would have no problems with an attack, however it's currently nothing more than smoke and mirrors from the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons against an enemy (and one of only three that have launched nuclear weapons on foreign soil).
It seems to me that until those nations can walk a mile in the shoes of Bush on 9/11/01, they will still be clueless as to why we are so determined to go after Iraq.
Whilst it's an emotive response, it's also irrelevant. Iraq had nothing to do with the September 11th Terrorist attack by Al Queda on the United States of America, indeed American foreign policy is more relevant to that attack than Iraq is. We, the rest of the world, are not going to accept the 911 attack being dragged out every time the USA wants to get it's own way, it's not acceptable and it's offensive to those who lost their lives on that day.
It's not up to you to decide about the leadership of other countries, that's the same arrogant attitude that makes America a target of the terrorist organisations. But not surprising coming from you.