For too long on the sidelines watching other Iraq invading countries bathe in all the Muslim and terrorism raiding joviality, the Australian federal government rushed through anti-terrorism legislation earlier in the month.
Releasing the Senate hounds in sending through the lingering legislation on a "specific and credible" threat, Prime Minister John Howard was proud at the achievement and speed of the process.
In the overall vagueness of the anti-terrorism bill, Melbourne Cup winner Maybe Diva raced through to her third successive win. Furthering speculation of a blanket confetti of news and rah-rah to obscure the loose wording of the new anti-terrorism laws.
Arresting federal and local law enforcement groups as well as Muslim and non-Anglo-Saxon communities are now enjoying the sense of fear, xenophobia and sanctioned hate nations such as Britain and the United States have exploited for years and months previous.
Federal Treasurer Peter Costello remains relatively low for the final attack.
Written on Wednesday, 9 November 2005