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Schieffer should butt out.



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Senator BOB BROWN

Schieffer should butt out

25th Mar 04

The American Ambassador Mr Tom Schieffer should butt out of intervention in domestic affairs and respect Australian independence, Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.

"It is untenable to have a diplomat meddling in domestic policies as he is doing, again, on the issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq," Senator Brown said. "As with Vietnam, it is Australia's prerogative.

"The Greens have been calling for the return home of Australian troops over the last year," Senator Brown said.

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