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Reader riposte: More on the UNSC bid

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4 August 2009 11:42

Alistair Maclean didn't like yesterday's reader riposte by James Ingram:

Nonsense. The logical conclusion of this argument is that alliances necessarily deny an independent voice for the smaller of alliance partners. The same argument pre-supposes that alliance membership renders us less effective than if we were non-aligned.  The argument is further 'strengthened' by unsubstantiated assertions that Australia is 'subservient', that the alliance is 'unexamined' and that Australia therefore simply engages in mere 'posturing' on international issues. Our UNSC candidacy is unjustified and unnecessary for any number of reasons. But not because of our alliances.

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