posted on Nov, 24 2006 @ 03:30 PM
Peter Tinley the former Australian SAS officer who planned and oversaw the deployment of the Australian SAS in Iraq has spoken out against the war.
Peter Tinley retired from the Australian army last year.
The notion that pre-emption is a legitimate strategy in the face of such unconvincing intelligence is a betrayal of the Australian way," he said.
It was a cynical use of the Australian Defence Force by the Government," the ex-SAS operations officer told The Weekend Australian yesterday.
"This war duped the Australian Defence Force and the Australian people in terms of thinking it was in some way legitimate."
As the lead tactical planner for Australia's special forces in the US in late 2002, Mr Tinley was in a unique position to observe intelligence on
Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program and the coalition's military preparations in the lead-up to the war.
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While Peter Tinley confirms what most of us already know it still says a lot when someone like him speaks out against the war in Iraq.
There is one issue that Peter touches on that people are yet to deal with the fact that in the Coalition all the Military leaders were "yes" men. As
Iraq has shown "yes" are as dangerous as the insurgents.
The other problem yet to delt with is the fact that a civilian ran the war rather then the US and coalition military leaders. History will not be
kind to the "yes" men and the political leaders in the coalition.