Alexander Downer

July 5, 2008 at 12:21 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

 

Peter Hartcher’s piece on Alexander Downer, SMH 04/07/08, forcefully makes the point that whatever else Australia is it is not a meritocracy. Alexander for years has been a buffoon-like character on the world stage. Though it must be said he did seem to get on well with Condi Rice, she probably saw him as some sort of pseudo-British teddy bear.
In light of his present appointment it’s hard to believe that the UN is serious about the re-unification of Cyprus.

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