Abbott’s Iraq trip designed to boost his political ratings rather than Diggers’ morale – bring the troops home

Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on Australia’s Prime Minister Abbott to support her call to withdraw all Australian troops, pilots and aircraft from Iraq / Middle East - and to direct the money saved on the overseas deployment to delivering a fair pay increase for all members of the ADF.

“While Mr Abbott is happy to spend more than $360M a year on another overseas military deployment to the Middle East most Australians, including many Tasmanians, are not happy with this situation. Especially when most of our defence experts now tell us - because of the United States’ current minimal contribution in military hardware and ground forces - we have no chance of winning a war against the Islamic extremists / savages in Iraq and Syria.” said Senator Lambie.

Abbotts Iraq trip designed to boost his political ratings rather than Diggers morale bring the troops home- Senator Lambie