Australia

Saying sorry at last

Picture_2 Rare that news from home hits the New York Times front page. This week the new Democrat Leader Kevin Rudd apologized to the Aboriginal people for the “Stolen Generation”, a time where children were forcibly removed from their homes to live with white families. It is the beginning of reconciliation after 15 years of a Republican leader who just refused to acknowledge the problem.

Most impressive was the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties forming a “War Cabinet” to work on the issue together- the first time since WW2.

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