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Howard's troop deployment will please Cheney but dismay most Australians: Greens.



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Senator Bob Brown Senator for Tasmania

Howard's troop deployment will please Cheney but dismay most Australians - Greens

Senator Brown, 19th February 2007

Prime Minister Howard's decision to send 70 military trainers to Iraq will please US Vice President Dick Cheney but dismay most Australians, Greens leader Bob Brown said today.

"President Bush says 'more troops', so John Howard says 'more troops'. This is a Cheney-pleasing gesture which puts 70 Australians in danger for political purposes," Senator Brown said.

"Once again, the Prime Minister has bypassed Australia's Parliament and its people. His 'yes' to the Bush administration will add to the 'no' from Australian voters later this year," Senator Brown said.

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