Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Superrodent says he will save the planet "oh, maybe later sometime", goes shopping instead

Just one more heckle from the class clown at the back of the Masterclass.

“The Government has also moved to bolster its security credentials with the biggest rise in defence funding since the Vietnam War, with a $2 billion increase to $22 billion in 2007-08.”

Bolster its credentials…or perhaps refill its depleted coffers after rushing off to wage an expensive, neverending war in Iraq, hmm? Biggest rise since Vietnam? I thought it wasn’t polite to mention Vietnam in the context of Iraq?
Two billion for more guns (and a bigger Defence advertising budget, no doubt); a measly $150 million for solar panel rebates.