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Who's really in charge of our troops, Mr Howard?



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LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

STATEMENT BY THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION THE HON SIMON CREAN MP

Who’s really in charge of our troops, Mr Howard?

"On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war.”

US President George Bush.

“I want to emphasise of course, that although Australia is participating as part of the US-led coalition our operations as a military force will take place under a separate national command.” Prime Minister John Howard

CANBERRA 20 MARCH 2003