Greens Leader Christine Milne says Australia is witnessing mission creep in action, as the Foreign Minister says 'no boots on the ground,' but commits to joining an expanded military engagement in Iraq as soon as a formal request is made.
"Julie Bishop has written a blank cheque, telling the US it only needs to say the word and Australia will join in. But join in what?
"How long will military engagement in Iraq go on? What is the objective? Do we have any hope of achieving it?