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Reader riposte: Turnbull disingenuous


Fergus Hanson


4 May 2009 12:22

Reader The Piping Shrike writes in with this reply to Sam's post on the Turnbull speech to the Lowy Institute.  

The courtesies of a host notwithstanding, I am surprised you were so impressed with Turnbull's speech on the Asian balance of power. He explicitly avoided talking about what is surely the most important catalyst for changing relationships, that which has prompted the government's defence review, namely the declining role of the US.
As for claiming he was just focussing on China because the government was obsessed with it, given his party's attack on the issue, it strikes me as disingenuous at worst, feeble at best.