John Hewson Best Quotes

John Robert Hewson AM is an Australian economist, company director and a former politician. He was federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1990 to 1994 and led the party to defeat at the 1993 federal election. Enjoy John Hewson’s best quotes below.

“I’ve been arguing this for months. This is not our war. This is not a war we should be in. Australia’s better spending its time negotiating with North Korea.”
“I was not a politician.”
“I had this habit of an academic of answering the question. I should have fobbed it off.”
“To make us a terrorist target in a region that is full of terrorism is dumb and unforgiveable.”
“We’ve lost sight of our role in the region and our view of our colleagues in the region.”
“I think the Prime Minister has embarked on a journey and he has no idea where he’s taking us.”
“Tony Blair will probably get thrown out by his party.”
“It’s not just the war itself. It’s what you do after the war and what structure you put in place and how you make that structure work.”
“Silence is best.”
“The only person you resent is yourself.”
“The reality is, it will be a significant conflict going for many, many months, if not longer. Saddam Hussein is not a fool. He hasn’t been sitting there waiting to get shot for 13 years.”
“I got a bit enamoured with bigger houses and things like that.”
“I’m not tied to any particular political line.”
“To send our troops, our ships, our planes to this war is ridiculous.”
“Hussein has a strategy. I’m sure he’ll implement that strategy, and it would be to our detriment. We’re embarking on an exercise about which we know nothing.”
“I never wanted to separate from either wife. It was accumulated stress. We had virtually no time to ourselves. After politics we were both working very hard to establish new careers.”
“I was just absolutely exhausted. The media said I’ve been treated for a nervous breakdown. All that stuff I just took as people taking the opportunity when you’re down to give you a kick.”

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