posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 12:21 PM
In an public radio interview recently the prime minister was asked what percentage of the population would want him to withdraw troops from Iraq. He
danced around the question indicating that many people would want this. They then proceeded to ask the listening audience out the window, and the
general consensus(sp) was that about 2/3 wanted troops to be removed from Iraq. The primeminister was surprised, but not because the number was so
high, but because it was so low.
It provoked the thought of what the primeminsters number one priority is, what it should be, who he is representing and who he should be answerable
too. In an instance like the one mentioned above where the government is aware of what the public wants, should the government carry out their
wishes? After all it is those same people that chose the government to represent them at election time. Or once in government, should it carry out
it's own agenda regardless of what the public would like them to do?