Ludwig von Gress
In another display of her statesmanship style (knee-jerk) Gillard reacted to the Haqqani spring series of coordinated, but unsuccessful attacks on 16th April, 2012 by announcing very next day that Australian military will abandon Americans before their Obama scheduled withdrawal in 2014. The decision itself may not have been that silly, for there may not be enough helicopters and the roofs of Kabul embassies were not built for them, but the timing was. Bar her own political survival, that person can’t get anything right.
Uruzgan is a province for which Australian soldiers are nominally responsible. Since the begging of the war in 2001 thirty-two Australian soldiers died there. [Making the world safe for Islam] For comparison, the total Allied deaths are 2854 and amongst them are 37 Poles and 5 Czechs.
A song from that forlorn and incorrigible place:
Still the people can be gracious and they’re funny and they’re smart
And when the children look into your eyes they walk into your heart
They face each day with courage and each year without a plan
Beyond scratching for survival in the Dust of Uruzgan
But the Taliban are ruthless keep the people terrorized
With roadside bombs and hangings and leaving letters in the night
And they have no useful vision for the children of this land
But to keep them praying on their knees in the Dust of Uruzgan