At first blush, I just don't see how the New Zealand hijack in any way vindicates the Bush-Howard-Blair GWOT vision of insanity. This was a lone ex-Somali woman going bananas on a flight with only seven people on board. The whole things sounds utterly pathetic. Her actions were probably inspired by all the faux media attention paid to the WTC attacks.
The good news is that Australian opposition "leader" Brendan Nelson is never going to allow us to be subjugated to Sharia Law. And Robert McClelland backs him up! How's that for bipartisan opposition to a non-existent threat?