Here’s a short history lesson for the leader of the Opposition . . .
On the 25th of April 1915 the ANZACS landed at Gallipoli. It was a campaign that we did not win, but it is the date we commemorate all those who have served in our armed forces; those mates who fought for their country, many of whom never returned.
Thank goodness Tony Abbott was not Prime Minister in 1915. How many more thousands of young men would have died while he waited to call them home, UNTIL THEY HAD A WIN UNDER THEIR BELT.
Winning is not everything, you can not win a war at any cost, for what is lost is more valuable that what was gained. History has recorded that our decision not to win at all costs was our best decision of the campaign.
The most successful operation of the campaign was the evacuation of the troops on 19–20 December under cover of a comprehensive deception operation. As a result, the Turks were unable to inflict more than a very few casualties on the retreating forces. The whole Gallipoli operation, however, cost 26,111 Australian casualties, including 8,141 deaths. Despite this, it has been said that Gallipoli had no influence on the course of the war.
How many young lives ,would Tony Abbott be prepared to be lost from our nation, while we try to secure a win under the belt?
How much psychological damages to young brains, physical damage to young bodies . . ? To our country’s spirit?
AND . . . if it was ANY ONE OF HIS DAUGHTER’S LIVES ON THE LINE, how different would he see the situation?
Tony Abbott, the AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN is NOT a sporting event . . . the lives lost to all mean more to many people than POINT SCORING.
You’re an unfit person to hold the position you do, when you consider a WIN UNDER THE BELT more relevant than the lives of Australians.
But to you, winning is everything, isn’t it? Whatever the cost. As long as someone else does the fighting . . . your dirty work.
A big thank you to JooR for the above post.