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question about australia

Posted to Poetry and Politics

i was reading through previous posts and noticed feral (an australian) 's name appearing repeatedly. so i was gonna pose this question to him but it is better to ask everyone (although it is probably irrelevant to many). so we can go on and on about oil and threats to the us and everything but for australians, why are we sending our sons and daughters (or my dad) to war? what does this war have to do with us. i agree this war is about threat, as our good prime minister johnny howard keeps telling us, although it only seems to be about increasing the threat. how does commiting to an ongoing campaign against the muslim world reduce threat? i do not understand.