Last week he paid a visit to the Solomons with his Australian counterpart, Alexander Downer.
'It is fine to talk about the theory of it. This was the practice of it.
'This was the countries asserting the principles set out under Biketawa.
'Seeing it on the ground was 'very refreshing', Goff said, adding a veiled reference to the United States-led invasion of Iraq.
'There have been other occasions in the world where people have gone in and expected to be welcomed as liberators.
'This was a situation ... where it was a grand occasion as the people of Honiara welcomed enthusiastically the deployment of a multi-national force.'
Almost a snark of the week...