March 21, 2003

ASKED IF he wanted the

ASKED IF he wanted the US/British/Australian coalition to triumph in Iraq, Simon Crean refused to answer:

The Opposition Leader was asked a pertinent question: given his relentless criticism of the war, did he now want the coalition to win?

Remedial Politics 101 tells you this was a no-brainer; something like "Yes - and quickly" might suffice. Instead, Crean argued there was still hope for a diplomatic solution.

Little wonder Alexander Downer had this to say to Crean in Parliament:

I'm shaking my head in desperate sorrow for you, you pitiful creature.

UPDATE. Maybe Simon can find a position on the San Diego City Council .

Posted by Tim Blair at March 21, 2003 03:59 AM