New Foreign Minister Bob Carr has admitted he was wrong to threaten sanctions against Papua New Guinea. This comes after he claimed his comments were taken ''out of context'' Here is the full quote of what he said:
"You've got Australia placed in a position where we'd have no alternative but to organise the world to condemn and isolate Papua New Guinea. We'd be in a position of having to consider sanctions''
Of course, Carr recently repudiated many of his own views on Foreign Policy that he had written on his blog.
Bob Carr is turning out to be a very clumsy Foreign Minister despite being praised as the right choice by commentators such as David Penberthy, Dennis Shanahan, Alan Jones, Greg Sheridan and of course Fairfax commentators.