Iraq Mission Being Blatantly Disrupted By Federal Budget, Says Government

Concerns have been raised within Cabinet that local issues may be diverting attention from the more important matter of Australia’s role in Iraq.

“All this talk about the economy and budgets is nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to distract Australians from what’s happening in the Middle East,” a government spokesperson said.

“It’s as if they’re saying ‘look over here’, and hoping everyone will forget what’s happening right on Iraq’s doorstep. It’s quite cynical really”.

He said the government was determined to stay focused on issues taking place in the Middle East’s very own backyard, and would not be diverted by distractions on the other side of the world.

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    September 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    The media aren’t focusing nearly enough on how the Labor party are to blame for the situation in the middle east. Afterall, they created this budget deficit that distracted Australians from Iraq.

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      September 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Clearly the liberal party are to blame for this. There is no deficit. Its just a ploy to allow them to give more money to their corporate mates. Liberal equals recession.

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      September 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Andy , You seem like an avid reader of Murdoch,s propaganda machine !!

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      September 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Obviously andy is making a joke…

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    September 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Clearly, john is a labor supporter with no sense of irony. Sorry john.

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    Maybe Satire

    September 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Clearly you are all leftist chardonnay-sipping socialists and agents of ISIS (except Andy who has identified Labor’s perfidious role in the whole matter).

    You are all, however, (including Andy) ignoring the blindingly obvious fact that Julia Gillard’s ex-boyfriend got her to undertake building works in the 90s which led directly to a botched insulation scheme which in turn resulted in the Government having to spend large sums on Royal Commissions thereby creating a budget crisis.

    Shame on these Labor leaners – thank God we have true heroes like Joe Hockey and Mathius Cormann who can lift those cigars high!

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    September 17, 2014 at 11:35 am

    How do you equate Chardonnay sipping with socialism and left wing politics? Just curious? I guess you’re implying some form of elitism, meaning I suppose that beer drinking would be non-elitist by that analogy. Beer drinking would therefore be egalitarian and egalitarianism is a form of socialism. Isn’t right wing politics more elitist since it seems to be more about business than workers and there are far less business owners than workers?
    Also, how does having an interest or an opinion in left wing politics make your a supporter of ISIS. Australia has had many left wing governments in its history all voted in by the Australian public, does this mean that at some time or other all Australians have been supporters of ISIS.
    Just curious.

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      Maybe Satire

      September 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Drew, not quite sure you understood that my last comment may have been just slightly tongue-in-cheek (only the very slightest bit of course) – the chardonnay-sipping aspect is definitely that you leftists are all intellectual elitists who stit around the coffee shops of Glebe or such exchanging idea. Us real Aussies who read the Telegraph know that these ideas are contrary to the Australian way of life!!

      As for the equation left = ISIS, it is obvious since they both dislike Tony Abbott and he is, as Alan Jones points out the only defense against ISIS. As for electing Labor (that extremist left wing movement) – it is just that the average Aussie has better things to do than think and sometimes is tricked into voting for these communist ratbags.