April 29, 2003

I MEANT to link to

I MEANT to link to this Anzac Day message from Bryon Scott days ago. Also to this John B. Dwyer piece in the Washington Times:

As April 25th approaches, let us remember the tremendous contribution of the Australian military to the success of Operation Iraqi Freedom: In the air, its FA-18 Squadron; at sea, the ANZAC and the DARWIN, along with Navy divers; on land, its elite SAS, an Army Commando Task Group and other units.

A component of coalition special-operations forces, the SAS, for instance, captured 60 senior Iraqi officials trying to leave the country with $600,000 in U.S. currency and, more recently, discovered a huge armaments cache that included 51 MIG jets, or half the Iraqi air force. They participated in western Iraq operations that neutralized potential use of SCUD missiles. With their air force and navy counterparts, they will observe Anzac Day thousands of miles from home, but only 900 miles southeast of the site where that day was born.

(Oh, and while you're at Bryon's site, check out his discovery of Sprint's new Vulcan hiring policy.)

Posted by Tim Blair at April 29, 2003 01:45 AM