The Australian media have been plowing through the Wikileaks cables related to our country. Many interesting bits but this caught my eye:
ACTIONS WORKING WELL TOGETHER
3. (SBU) One senior figure told us the factions have “never worked as well together”. He opined that the end of the Cold War had played a big part in blurring the ideological divide between the Left and Right, pointing out that the Defense and Finance Ministers are notionally from the Left. It was generally accepted that Rudd government Ministers and power brokers Mark Arbib (Right) and Anthony Albanese (Left) were Rudd’s key conduits to the factions.
If the Left are in charge of defence and finance, why the hell are we living under a neo-liberal regime and involved in American-led wars in the Middle East?
Nobody said US officials were very astute.