ASIO is the Australian FBI. John Howard is the Australian Prime Minister (elected by the Parliament), and was even more slavishly pro-war-in-Iraq-than=Blair. Oz is a Tier 1 (top) partner in the development of the F-33, Joint Strike Fighter.
(I like Bush, he's up front, he tells you exactly what he wants you to believe)
(Wahhabism, the other Religious Right)