The Herald reports:
Prime Minister John Key has given the strongest indication yet that New Zealand’s elite SAS troops will be sent to Afghanistan despite Government misgivings about the increasing numbers of American and European casualties from the escalating war against the Taleban.
Now Helen Clark sent the SAS to Afghanistan three times. Despite this, I predict there will be a huge outcry from the left when John Key does the same. Not just the Greens (who since 2001 have at least been consistent – they wanted the Taliban left in power and just asked nicely to behave better) but I predict many unions will condemn the deployment also.
What will be interesting is what Goff does? Is he going to advocate that New Zealand should snub the Obama Administration after him and Helen three times sent in the same SAS to keep Goerge W Bush happy?