AUSTRALIA has said it is willing to join bombing missions in Iraq, or anywhere else, because it loves a good fight.An Australian soldier, in his Australian hat
The country, which is as belligerent as anyone else in the West, complains it always gets forgotten when the fun starts.
Prime minister Tony Abbott said: We would love to be a bigger player on the geopolitical bombing scene but the problem is that were in the arse-end of nowhere.
Tony Blair fooled his people that Saddam could blow them up in 45 minutes. But if I tried to claim missiles could reach us in 45 days, theyd laugh me out of the country.
Who are we meant to pick a fight with down here? Papua New Guinea? Hobbitland next door?
Here we are, one of the few countries in the world big enough to shrug off a nuke, and nobody to scrap with. Makes you bloody weep.
“We try to compensate by giving immigrants a hard time but its really not the same.”
A spokesman for the US Army said: We always invite Australia to our wars, but youd be surprised how few conflicts need an elite surfing battalion.
Also, for all their big talk, one shots fired and they jump back into the sea.