posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 10:56 AM
As most Aussies would already know, Australia is in debt, and has pulled the last of it's troops for Afghanistan. It ends more than a decade of
death, disfigurement, and untold mental issues that will arise years from now. I give my full support to those who did serve, and they can sleep safe
at night knowing that the Govt is throwing money at the problem.
The Australian government has also committed to spending about $100 million a year on the Afghan national forces, Mr Abbott said.
That's awfully generous of the government, considering it's more than a hundred billion dollars in debt.
So where is the money coming from? well it may be coming from the job cuts they have planned:
It's understood the Coalition government will stick by its target of 12,000 job cuts over the next four years but wants to target the job
losses to match the Coalition's policies and ensure the cuts don't undermine priority tasks.
'Priority tasks'? In what world does a foriegn nation's army take priority over your own nations people?
Ever since it the new govt was sworn in the two sides have been playing who smelt it dealt it, blaming each other for the debt and the job cuts. But
how could either side justify spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a war we just pulled out of?
This really burns my snag. Many people are waking up every morning wondering if they still have a job to go to, but it's good to know that the Afghan
army won't have the same problem.
I will end with a quote from the Prime Minister about the Afghan war that might soothe you.
"Nevertheless, if you look at the benefits for our country, for Afghanistan, and for the wider world, my conclusion is yes, it has been worth