Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Happy ANZAC Day

92 years ago today Australians and New Zealanders launched an attack on Turkey under the orders of England. The intention was to drop off at Gallipoli and quickly take Istanbul.

Uh huh. Like that was ever going to happen.

We got slaughtered. So many lives wasted.

I can't think of this as anything but tragic folly, and yet ANZAC Day has somehow become our national day of pride. And we still send young lives off to fight the wars others have started.

And last time we had the opportunity to become something other than a British colony, we chose not to.

Smart, us Ozzies.

1 comment:

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