Nelson is the same prevaricator as Howard – insincere, dishonest and an unholy hypocrite

The new Liberal Leader, Dr Nelson, has the same command of hypocritical syntax as John Howard. He has the same problem with saying sorry to aborigines, whose populations we decimated, he has nothing new to add to the work choices debate, except to retreat into dishonesty and insincerity. At one point on the 7:30 Report I felt I was still listening to John Howard prevaricating. Dr Nelson can’t say that he was elected by the West Australian block because his opponent Malcolm Turnbull was prepared to say sorry to aborigines and to throw out work choices legilsation. In effect he is nothing more than John Howard with a toilet brush haircut.

As Minister for Defence he is reponsible for us no longer being ahead of Indonesia in air superiority. He advised the gvernment to buy planes that can’t make it to Indonesia and get back again. Remember, it was that great Liberal, Sir Robert Menzies, who put us way ahead in the defence stakes with the purchase of the F1-11. He said quite openly the purchase was to protect Australia from Indonesia. It is essential that we can out manouvre the Indonesian military because the American government said in the early eighties that they would back Indonesia in any war the Indonesian military had with us. It’s simple, we have to look after ourselves and Dr Nelson hasn’t comprehended that and neither have his supporters. Mining in West Australia won’t be of huge significance to us if the mines are owned by the Indonesians. Let’s also understand the wealth from those mines already flows to overseas interests. Sure we get a bonus with tax and various tariffs but we never get near the big money, and it’s our stuff.

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3 Responses

  1. the American government said in the early eighties that they would back Indonesia in any war the Indonesian military had with us.

    What? When?

  2. […] Nelson wrote an interesting post today on Nelson is the same prevaricator as Howard – insincere, dishonest …Here’s a quick […]

  3. You will have to go to The Age archives for this info. It was the early eighties. However an approach to Bruce Grant the former Age expert on Indonesia will reveal all.I have the cutting in a large archival room of my own and will begin searching soon.

    Also interesting was the fact that several Indonesian fishing boats detained in Australian waters off the north west coast in the late eighties contained Indonesian military officers disguised as fisherman. This means they were spies. We let them go. Strange times.

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