Monday, February 18, 2008

Not on the fence at all

In her post-Cabinet press conferance today, Prime Minister Helen Clark said that New Zealand would "neither recognise nor not recognise" Kosovo's independence. As intended, this is reported by NZPA as New Zealand being "on the fence" on the issue, but in fact it's nothing of the sort. The ugly truth behind Clark's obfuscation is that we are refusing to recognise, and it would be nice if she actually had the decency to be honest about it.