Monday, November 20, 2006



Say "No" to George Bush

So, Helen Clark went to APEC to strut her stuff on the world stage - and while she was there, she got them to put climate change on the agenda, which is something of an achievement given the presence of both the US and Australia. Unfortunately, she then went and spoiled it all by inviting George Bush to visit New Zealand next year.

This is a mistake. Quite apart from not wanting to put up with his paranoid security - the hundreds of armed bodyguards, the rooftop snipers, the helicopters and minigun - and the resulting cost and disruption, his hostile attitude to public protest (which will no doubt infect our police in the leadup to any visit), or his vain demands for adulation at any speech, the man is a war criminal who authorised torture. The only reason we should be inviting him to our country is so he can be arrested and extradited to The Hague to stand trial.

4 comments:

"The only reason we should be inviting him to our country is so he can be arrested and extradited to The Hague to stand trial."

There are bloggers out there who will no doubt think that this is Clark's nefarious plan...

Posted by Span : 11/20/2006 09:59:00 AM

*sigh* If only...

Posted by Commie Mutant Traitor : 11/20/2006 11:09:00 AM

"There are bloggers out there who will no doubt think that this is Clark's nefarious plan..."

Currently frotting themselves senseless and waxing homoerotic over the death of Milton Friedman. Or yibbling on about the (yawn) stadium.
Anything to avoid gazing on their precious boy-emperor's now obvious nuddiness.

Posted by woppo : 11/20/2006 12:54:00 PM

"she got them to put climate change on the agenda, which is something of an achievement given the presence of both the US and Australia."

The big issue is really China. Getting them to agree is even more important than the US (and far more important that small fry - excuse the pub - Australia).

Posted by Anonymous : 11/20/2006 04:48:00 PM