Government and Defence could not have handled Brereton Report ‘any worse’

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Sky News host Chris Smith says the Defence Force and Federal Government could not have handled the Brereton Report into alleged war crimes any worse. “The two have been obviously planning to make moves against our Special Forces well before last week’s release of the report,” Mr Smith said. “Because the moment it was released to the public, with its redacted black spaces, they have both come down on our servicemen and women like a ton of bricks. “Why has it become such an immediate priority, to dismantle and denigrate the SAS?” Mr Smith said there was obviously a universal agreement of some sort in the upper echelons of government and the ADF to act as tough as possible and as quickly as possible. “Almost some twisted political correctness to show how clean the Army should be by matching the allegations with as much aggression and counter-attack as they can muster,” he said. “Well, let me tell you, this approach is turning off the public big time. I’ve read the emails and heard the backlash. It’s disrespectful and wrong. “You can’t have it both ways. Either the SAS legacy is respected and preserved, and those that are not convicted keep their medals, or you trash the SAS entirely.”

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