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Why I voted Left: "The bottom line is that this government doesn't trade the lives of young New Zealanders for a war it doesn't believe in, in order to secure some material advantage." [via, via, via]

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cheesemeister said...

I'd get lynched for saying this in my home country (the United States) but we continue trading the lives of young Americans every day for oil lately. I really don't know that most Americans believe in this war any more, but there is still this overwhelming climate of "if you don't like what the government's doing, you're not a real American." I don't like a lot of things my government's doing, but I do love my country. I hope your government continues to stay out of this stupid war.
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Richard D. Bartlett said...

Cheers, cheese-maiden. Though I kinda like the spam.

For instance, I intend to start smoking again this coming weekend, and that particular piece of spam is therefore specifically amusing.

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Deborah said...

Ha, Australia got no material advantage, if that makes you feel any better. We got totally stiffed on our free trade agreement with the US. I am almost tempted to say that Howard did believe in the war (as if that makes it alright); the action was pretty consistent with Australian foreign policy since World War Two.

That SMH first-impressions article was wierd. Point 5 sounds shocking. And there are plenty of ugly women on Australian tv.

Dan said...

I don't get the link between the fact that they're left and that they chose not to offer military support.
A right-oriented government could just as easily have refused to send troops in support.

Richard D. Bartlett said...

Dan I'm refering to this Left government. As opposed to Don Brash who admitted he would have gone to Iraq had it been his choice, slash wants to be Bush's lapdog like jolly Ron Howard.

Allan Mansfield said...

instead of securing a material advantage that way they'd just print more money and screw our economy. sick one.

Richard D. Bartlett said...

Allan I'll give you $5 next election day if it is obvious that the government has screwed the economy. Seeings as that's about the only thing they are worried about this term, I don't think there's all that much chance of that happening. In conclusion, your party lost.

richface said...

Can I get $5 too?

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Richard D. Bartlett said...

dear anonymous

shut up

love rich.

ps. face, to qualify for the $5 you must make absurd comments about the government intending to print money, and make them over and over again until you believe they are true.

pps. the offer is now closed

Anonymous said...

hmm...doesn't trade the lives of young NZ'ers?

oh no, it won't ever admit to it publicly, but they did send NZ's finest in the form of the SAS to afghanistan and now in Iraq. Under the guise of "support staff", or "engineers" or something like that.

And if any of them ever die, no-one will ever find out (apart from family), because "they were never there"...

so much for that assertion.