Bedtimes stories

“What does America think of Australia, Daddy?” asked the curious child. “I need to know. I need reassurance. I need credibility in the eyes of my fellow empire-builders. I want to be told that we need more tanks and bombs and bombers. I need to be reassured that George W. Bush likes what we’re doing, approves of every move and encourages even stronger relations. I want to be told that the noble missions in Iraq and Afghanistan are indeed noble and right. Where can I find some answers, Daddy?”

“Son, Rupert Murdoch has all the answers. Sit tight, grab a warm beverage, and relax.”

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