Bayou Calvinist

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

America Has No "Truer Friend"

Upon reading Michael Rubin's article on National Review Online arguing that, despite recent statements to the contrary, Australia is America's closest allie; I was reminded of a little known fact I read several years back.

Can you guess which is the only country to contribute troops in every major military action taken up by the United States in the 20th Century?

Answer: Australia. Yes, even in Vietnam (don't believe me check it out for yourself http://www.vvaa.org.au/).

Granted Australia wasn't completely sovereign at the time of its involvement in both World Wars, but Australian troops fought bravely in both, nonetheless.

For an interesting take on why Australia is currently America's greatest allie read Rubin's column http://www.nationalreview.com/rubin/rubin200506070948.asp .

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