Australian Prime Minister Not Ruling Out Military Intervention In Iraq

Tony Abbott, the Prime Minister of Australia, has not ruled out military intervention in Iraq as the crisis in the Middle East deepens. After meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, the Prime Minister said that any request for Australian assistance would be taken seriously. Australia was the third largest contributor of manpower and materials during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, after the United States and the United Kingdom.

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  • michaelrivero

    Well Tony, if you really feel that way… Here’s your rifle, here’s your parachute; we ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from Abu Ghraib. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane, and we’ll call the people of Iraq that you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself. But we all remember how this mess in Iraq started with lies about non-existent nuclear weapons, so you will forgive us if we sit this next fiasco out and keep our kids safe at home!

  • jgee

    As an Australian, I think that ditching the US as an ally should be taken seriously. All the US seems to do is spy, lie, and use our defense force to kill innocent people that didn’t bother anyone – leaving Australians to shoulder the burden of dead and disabled soldiers.