Pat Condell says it as well as anyone in the world.
This is a war against a racist violent imperialism as vicious and rampant not seen since the Nazi era to which it bears a striking resemblance. Australians are fighting and dying in this war against barely one strand of this horrible thing. Many more will no matter what happens in Afghanistan.
I do not define the enemy as "Islam" as Condell and others do. This is hardly liberal squeamishness on my part. All religions have belligerent bits that can be abused by the ideologues of the day. Take pre reformation Christianity.
The enemy is Islamism. In all its forms. An ideology.
Or if you prefer "pre-reformation Islam". In all its forms. A terrible enemy of the peoples of the world and especially the Muslims. .In its most extreme forms as bad as the Nazis and there are a lot of extreme forms.
Where's the sense in that? Who or what exactly is this Government trying to appease?