Bali Bombing: Australians Reject American-Style Self-Censorship ; POLITICS
Gumbel, Andrew, The Independent (London, England)
RELATIVES HAD barely begun mourning the victims of the Bali bombings when the Australian government found itself faced with growing criticism.
Newspaper letter-writers and pundits were quick to draw attention to Australia's alliance with the United States in the war on terrorism and the campaign to overthrow Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, citing this as provocation for the attacks. Doubts were cast on the ability of John Howard, the Prime Minister, to guide the nation through its worst peacetime calamity. Next in the line of fire were the intelligence services, which appear to have deliberately buried warnings of a possible terrorist attack on Bali.
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