"The Rhino, The Bird and The Mongrel
by Greg Tingle
summary, the United States - Australia relationship
is symbiotic; meaning both countries need and benefit
The United States is the rhino, and we are just the
little bird, riding along on its back.
The bird has raised the ire of the mongrel beast,
that being the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, by
continuing to ride on the back of the rhino.
mongrel beast, Iraq, has been eating and attacking
its own "offspring" for over a decade, and
the rhino has grown tired of this, and has seized
the opportunity to cage the beast, release its offspring
and take control of its heartbeat; that being its
of this while doing the moral thing in the eyes of
must support America to ensure we are not seen to
be supporters of the beast, or the greater beast,
that being the terrorists of the world.
we are to be allied to any country, the only choice
is the United States.
have suffered tragic loss in Bali, including loss
of innocence, but it was not a mortal wound in the
greater scheme of things.
more than ever, do we need to ride on the back of
the rhino, and if we do this well, we may in fact
grow to become an eagle, for we need to assert that
we are the true power of the South-East Asian region.
Tingle - TAFE Student, and former Australian Army
"Most Improved Recruit" 1989-1991
0409 045 200
Maroubra Beach, NSW, Sydney, Australia
on Australian News.Net 22nd March 2003
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