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I knew he was stupid, but really…

16July2004 [myth]
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Alexander Downer, clever fellow that he is, today admitted that “poverty, disadvantage (and) hopelessly entrenched political impasses” are “long-running and endemic features of life throughout the Middle East”, but made the ridiculous claim that “fixing them will not fix anything else”.

Admittedly, Osama and his ilk are hardly driven by poverty, but they recruit from the huge number of young people for whom these are major problems…

I’d have thought this stuff was obvious… Can anyone think of a better reason to vote this government out?

SMH 17Jul2004

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