11 Dec. 2006

AWB Heads For The U.S. Rocks

Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer is in Washington for two days of meetings with US Vice President Dick Cheney and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. What do you think he is talking about?
Foret's original class-action lawsuit claimed that AWB's actions in Iraq broke US laws and caused economic damage to US farmers by engaging in a "global campaign of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and bribery".

If successful, it could lead to a payout of more than $US1 billion ($A1.28 billion) to US farmers.
Guess who is going to be footing the bill? You and me, mate. Just like we taxpayers are bailing out James Hardie.

So how is Downer's conversation with Cheney going to go...?
Dumbo: Excuse me, sir, but please remember how we supported President Bush's War On Terror.

Cheney: Heh.

Dumbo: And how diligently we have disseminated the neocon talking points for an antipodean audience.

Cheney: Heh.

Dumbo: And how we always vote with the USA against UN motions critical of Israel.

Cheney: Heh.