Yes I know he grew up in a home where a portrait of 'Uncle Joe' beamed benignly down giving hope and vision of a new world order where everyone worked cooperatively for the good of the State (and where dissenters got free all expenses paid holidays to somewhere in Siberia).
And yes I know he is on the public record as an apologist for the genocidal maniac Pol Pot as the best thing to happen to Cambodia since unpolished rice.
So why am I surprised when Keith Locke parrots the ritual left wing condemnation of the SAS involved in the Kabul operation. Bugger the facts still to emerge. Just stick the boot as a Pavlovian response nurtured by a visceral hatred of anything the western allies might do in order to bring sanity to that unfortunate country.
Keith, war is shitty. People get hurt. That is the nature of the business. But highly trained and disciplined soldiers act within the rules of engagement as laid down and I for one support them 100% in doing just that.
They have my respect. Keith Locke, communist bred and nurtured and successfully infiltrated into the Greens certainly does not.
General Debate 28 August 2014
58 minutes ago