Prior to the recent Federal election Tony Abbott bragged of his extended personal experience and readiness to assume power. He is revealing himself to be a total clot by slagging the former Australian Government while visiting the US. His combative rhetoric could, at worst, damage US-Australian links but will never be a positive. At best the US will be cautious in dealing with a loud-mouth. Tony you are not telling opportunistic lies in Australia now (re climate, the dire debt situation, daft mining tax and carbon pricing attitudes). You are dealing with a foreign government which will have working and personal relationships with members of the former Australian government. Not helping Australia at all.