Here’s to Mack!

“…Mack…was the only vote against Australian involvement in the Gulf War. In his speech on 22 Jan 1991, Mack said:

This war is about oil, because 40 per cent of the world’s oil reserves are in this area. This war is about years of greed, of intrigue, of malevolence by local despots and the developed world. Saddam Hussein is a Frankenstein monster created over the last decade by the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, China, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other western European countries that supplied him with billions of dollars of armaments, and with the technology for chemical and nuclear warfare. France built Saddam’s nuclear reactor. In the years 1983 to 1989, United States trade with Iraq increased from $571M to $3.6 billion. Only one month before the invasion, the United States Department of Commerce tried to push through a $7.6m deal to sell Iraq nuclear parts…”


4 thoughts on “Here’s to Mack!

  1. I told you he was an honest politician; would you believe that he would not even use a government car but always his own, a vintage Citreon pre war if I recall correctly ; that he used to drive back and forth to Canberra in from Sydney rather than have the tax payer pay for first class air travel between the two cities.
    The much over used and abused word ‘Unique’ really does apply to Ted Mack


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