Prime Minister, Why haven't you called Putin? - » The Australian Independent Media Network
Tony Abbott you are weak.
When interviewed by Fran Kelly on ‘Insiders’ this morning you were
asked if you had called Vladimir Putin. You said you hadn’t called the
Russian President over the murder of at least 28 Australians. You gave
no indication that you intended to. Why not? Are you too frightened? You
say you have spoken to the Russian Trade Minister. Really? What a
pathetic reply to a genuine opportunity to show the world that you view
the deaths of innocent Australians sufficiently important enough to get
on the phone and demand answers. You are clearly not up to the job you
have been elected to do.
You haven’t even spoken to any of the families of the victims. You
are waiting for them to ask you to call. You are pathetic. You appear so
out of your league in the face of a world tragedy. You are further from
a national leader than we have ever seen. Certain elements of the media
are giving you credit for your unambiguous condemnation of this act of
terrorism and your criticism of the Russian government. How easy is it
to mouth-off from a safe distance? Leadership is being pro-active. If
any of your advisers were worth their salt, they would have advised you
to get on the phone. Did they? If they did, why haven’t you?
All this talk about not inviting Putin to the G20 in November is
nothing more than sabre-rattling and a convenient deflection from the
proper response of face to face or voice to voice contact.
You owe the relatives of the victims a proper response to our nation’s outrage.
For Christ’s sake show some leadership!