Letter from Nigel Thompson, 26 March 2018

Other letter writers have drawn attention to the seeming hypocrisy of Canberra Airport management in rejecting the ACTU's ads as "too political" while happily promoting the next generation of war toys for grown men.

These are clearly advertisements selling both fear and reassurance to our politicians and the rest of us as we pass through their airport.

Someone should remind the airport's managing director, Terry Snow, of Prussian strategist Karl von Clausewitz's famous aphorism, that "war is the continuation of politics by other means..."

If the ACTU can't display its ads at Canberra Airport, then surely those for military hardware should also go.

Nigel Thompson, Queanbeyan East