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Hyperbole watch

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

11 June 2009 15:58

From today's Sydney Morning Herald editorial, about the job facing new Defence Minister, Senator John Faulkner:

...fighting the Taliban is a relatively small task compared with the major job ahead of the minister - wielding control over the vast Defence portfolio and its many fiefdoms of fighting services, intelligence agencies, civilian administrators and scientists.

And from the same editorial, a bonus non sequitur!:

That Senator Faulkner comes from the Left faction of the Labor Party means little these days, except it may bring a more questioning approach to intelligence assessments...