As a visiting student to the United States from another country, that being of Australia. I marvel at your political system of checks and balances and how now one at this time has called in Bush for an explaination of the current "war on terror" if we (meaning the willing allies) are at war. I am not so sure if we are at war or are busy playing policeman to clean up some old cold war trash. I enjoy being here in this country and the opportunity I have to express myself as an individual. I am also impressed by the knowledge of the American people, who all know where Iraq is, but have not heard of West Papua which right now is going through some serious ethnic cleansing under the workmanship of the Indonesian government. However what I find most disturbing is the fact that the Indonesian government is fully backed by the US. Dont get me wrong I am not hating on the US, I am just a little bewildered at the current admins policy on rogue states, surely ethnic cleansing comes under the rogue heading. But alas it appears that there is gold in dem dere hills and the American mining companies stand to make a pretty penny from Western Papua mines, once the people have been cleansed. So where is West Papua anyway? I have never heard of it on CNN or Fox, the only two news channels in the world right? Lovely chatting, I enjoy this room.