Monday, April 18, 2005

What is it good for?

War veteran backs anti-government advertisement

The RSL reckons it is dangerous to misappropriate the 'Anzac spirit' for a particular cause, such as attacking the Government.

"Anzac day is for all Australians and particularly those who fought in any of the wars that Australia was involved in," he told reporters in Melbourne.

"Any of those Australians has the right to say what he wants to say on Anzac Day if it involves him and his experiences."

Nice smack down and a bit of schoolin' along with it.

John Jones obviously isn't much of a fan of John Howard and/or his Government;

Mr Jones defended his fellow soldiers who have appeared in the ads saying the federal government's attitude was not in the "Anzac spirit" and Prime Minister John Howard was not welcome at their Anzac Day parade.

Imagine a crowd of Diggers turning their backs on Howard?