I am disgusted that John Howard sledges every bit of spending Mark Latham does, saying he can't pay for it all. May I point out that John Howard has made more spending promises than Latham. And now he's going to spend 6 Billion dollars on Battleships. Maybe we could save a lot of money if our next Prime Minister could take a peaceful approach to solving disputes instead of putting unreasonably high amounts of money into more military spending. Anyway the only wars we are fighting rarely need Battleships or other conventional weapons. The illegal war in Iraq is a guerilla war, and we are losing it because we are fighting conventionally, hasn't Howard learnt anything from Vietnam.