Queensland’s state paper, The Courier Mail last week captured the complete sadness, futility and stupidity of la condition humaine:
“New Aussie-Kiwi force in Iraq – 100 years after Gallipoli – ANZACS GO TO WAR”trumpeted
its front page headline. 
After a dozen
or so wars since the war to end all wars Australians are yet again serving in someone else’s war – this time yet again in the Middle East – a seemingly favourite venue.
As we are told, war is an extension of politics by other means. Not all wars however are the same. So, to the shiny-arsed politicians who play fast and loose with the notion of casus belli, you have my undying
To those servicemen and women sacrificed in the name of war, I can do no better than offer the following: