Monday, February 06, 2006

The dog ate my post

Honest, I did have a post between the 2nd and 5th of February. But blogger ate it. It was about John Howard and whether he knew about the wheat farmers, so if I was a conspiracy theorist, I would be convinced it was his fault. But blogger has been having problems, so that's probably what it was.

The content was pretty much the same as this from the AFR (quoted in Crikey today):

"In contrast, the kickbacks from AWB did exist, as demonstrated in the current enquiry by Terry Cole QC. And what has been the reaction of the government? Has anyone been sacked in the intelligence agencies or DFAT? The answer is no. Instead, the Office of National Assessments has been rewarded with a doubling of its staff under a director general who publicly insisted it did a good job on WMD.

Obviously, no heads should roll in DFAT until the Cole enquiry has to opportunity to establish who knew what and when. To date, Cole has focused on the “culture” of corruption within AWB. But what about the level of gullibility, or the extent of any cover-up, within DFAT? Alternatively, have ministers quietly let it be known there are some things they don't want to be told about?"

It's hard to believe that this government is as innocent and in the dark as it says it is, when it hasn't done anything about it now that it knows the awful truth.


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