Only those who have been to Iraq (like me!) are entitled to an opinion on the war. Only those in the Middle East (like me!) can see how Rudd's talk of withdrawal is detrimental to Australia's interests.
Labor hates the troops, who are great blokes doing a great job of training Iraqi forces (even if the USA now wants to disband them).
General Petraeus' Aussie advisor has helped create a "tribal awakening" which has Al Quaeda "off balance". No, really.
Shorter Miranda Devine:
at 3:14:00 pm