Although it is not the habit of this blog to be “overly political” (heavens forbid!), with all the election fever that is sweeping both Canada and the US, my Australian sensibilities have led me to think that readers would appreciate a uniquely antipodean interview with the Australian Minister of Defence, Dr. Brendan Nelson on no less important a topic for our future than the war in Iraq.
The video, which shows Australian Minister of Defence Brendan Nelson interviewed on the respected ABC network (not to be confused with the acronymically identical ratbag US network), is not captioned, nor translated from Australianese into North Americanese. But still, it shows our leaders at their best. Beware: what follows is a bit of a lollyscramble!
For those who want a transcript of the video, click here. (By the way, we are working on making use of the new YouTube facility for captioning, but it’s still more than a few clicks away for videos that we don’t ourselves own. We hope to bring some nice results from that change shortly.)