Friday | October 10, 2003
Australians censure PM over war lies
Tony Blair in England is under major pressure over his war lies. Now, our only other war ally -- Australia -- is giving its prime minister the same treatment:
THE Senate today censured Prime Minister John Howard for misleading the people of Australia over the reasons for going to war with Iraq.
Posted October 10, 2003 08:05 AM | Comments (65)
The Opposition, Greens and Australian Democrats voted together to defeat the government by 33 votes to 30 [...]
Senator Brown said Mr Howard was involved in an unprecedented deceit of the nation and deserved censure.
He said Mr Howard had declared that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and support of international terrorism threatened Australia and its people.
"It was under those those circumstances of imminent, direct, undeniable and lethal threat to the Australian people that Prime Minister Howard asked our defence forces to take part in the invasion of Iraq," he said.
"It has become abundantly clear that the prime minister was not just a bit wrong. He was totally wrong."