Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More blood on their hands

National's toadying to the US in Afghanistan has now cost the life of a second New Zealand soldier. Parliament is right this minute going through the motions, repeating the usual lies: "liberty", "freedom", "honour", "defending New Zealand". But this soldier didn't die for any of that. Like Corporal Doug Grant, he died for John Key's ego, for his desire for a photo of him shaking hands with Barrack Obama. And he died for the national Party's desire for closer relations with the United States, to restore ourselves to the vassal status we had before David Lange said "no".

That desire to suck up to the hegemon has cost us two lives so far. How many more is Key willing to sacrifice? How many more will it take? And how many do you think it is really worth?