Friday, January 27, 2006

Is there something they're not telling us?

The UK will be sending 4000 extra troops to Afghanistan, allowing the US to redeploy troops to Iraq. No surprises so far, but there's a little note at the bottome of the story (absent from the Herald's version) that should concern us:

[UK Defence Minister John] Reid said Australia and New Zealand could also make new commitments of troops to Afghanistan.

In November, Helen Clark all but ruled out sending additional troops. So, is Reid engaging in wishful thinking - or is there something the government is not telling us?


Great - now National is weighing in on this.

I feel dirty.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 1/27/2006 06:28:00 PM

In a not-so-irrelavant item, someone I know in the army, lets call them a friend of a friend of a friend, says that the govt sent troops to Iraq in Australian uniform, so they could basically send troops to Iraq saying that they are not...

This could be the case with Afghanistan......

Posted by Anonymous : 1/27/2006 07:36:00 PM