There was one thing wrong with Gough Whitlam according to the rest of the planet
His primary interest was the good of his own people, his own state, his own nation.
The Americans would never have let Whitlam eject them from Pine Gap, which is something that should have happened a long, long time ago.
They terminated Gough Whitlam for the same reasons they sent Pauline Hanson to prison. They will not permit local governance. Period. They allow their puppets to pretend to be concerned with their own electorate but any politician who acts in the interest of his own geographic region will find himself marked for death one way or another.
This is the reason they are on Tony Abbott like a pack of rabid dogs right now. If he doesn't heel soon they will find a way to oust him.