Tim Blair has an interesting post about Australia's staunch support for the U.S. and Israel. I just now tried to add this comment:
Bill Murray in Stripes (quoted from memory):
"What is an American? Someone whose ancestors were kicked out of every decent country in the world."
Australia and Israel are the only other countries I can think of whose citizens can say that.
Of course, most Israelis are ethnic/religious refugees, while the first Australians were convicted criminals, and American immigrants left the Old Country for a combination of reasons: religious discrimination, political oppression, and just plain poverty. But the similarities are still greater than the differences, and I can't think of a fourth country to which Murray's line could be applied.
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