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John Hewson
October 28, 1946 -
Nationality: Australian
Category: Politician
Subcategory: Australian Politician

I had this habit of an academic of answering the question. I should have fobbed it off.


To make us a terrorist target in a region that is full of terrorism is dumb and unforgiveable.


Silence is best.

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The reality is, it will be a significant conflict going for many, many months, if not longer. Saddam Hussein is not a fool. He hasn't been sitting there waiting to get shot for 13 years.


We've lost sight of our role in the region and our view of our colleagues in the region.


Hussein has a strategy. I'm sure he'll implement that strategy, and it would be to our detriment. We're embarking on an exercise about which we know nothing.


I was not a politician.


Tony Blair will probably get thrown out by his party.


I never wanted to separate from either wife. It was accumulated stress. We had virtually no time to ourselves. After politics we were both working very hard to establish new careers.


I've been arguing this for months. This is not our war. This is not a war we should be in. Australia's better spending its time negotiating with North Korea.


I got a bit enamoured with bigger houses and things like that.


I was just absolutely exhausted. The media said I've been treated for a nervous breakdown. All that stuff I just took as people taking the opportunity when you're down to give you a kick.


The only person you resent is yourself.


To send our troops, our ships, our planes to this war is ridiculous.


I'm not tied to any particular political line.


It's not just the war itself. It's what you do after the war and what structure you put in place and how you make that structure work.


I think the Prime Minister has embarked on a journey and he has no idea where he's taking us.


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