The "National Security Cabinet" is meeting as I write this . . . why, I'm not sure.
Image courtesy The Australian
I'd actually begun writing this column some time ago.
It's not about terror, or Martin Place, at all.
It's really about what we're doing - or rather, not doing - in Iraq.
SAS soldiers - image from Herald Sun
There are certainly no troops fighting against Daesh, at any rate.
I had to rewrite the column to reflect the events in Sydney. It's a pity that those events have meant the impact of the piece will inevitably be diluted . . .