Rudd has it right

Refreshing to see a politican who is putting the environment before economics:

Federal Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd has defended Labor's plan to intercept Japanese whaling vessels after the Government said the idea was doomed to fail.

Under Labor's plan, unveiled yesterday, Australian Navy ships would be sent to intercept and board whaling vessels in the Southern Ocean.

Labor would also make formal representations to Japan about its whaling program and take the country to international courts such as the International Court of Justice or the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

While the current government is pussy footing around the issue because:

it could damage relations with Japan - an important trading partner, ally and investor

Pathetic display of priorities and motives. Can't wait for Rudd to become Prime Minister of Australia