New lies to back up new anti-terror laws

The new Minister of National Security is busily inventing reasons to go to war, and reasons to expand New Zealand’s anti-terror legislation.

First, he has said that it would be ‘odd’ if New Zealand didn’t join the fight against ISIS in effect because all of our mates were.

This is absurd reasoning from anyone, but particularly dangerous coming from the person who commands the military. In effect, it endorses a foreign policy that says, ‘the United States and its coalition of the willing waged a war of aggression a decade ago, stole the resources of Iraq, murdered over 100,000 people, and set up a sectarian puppet regime that is now being overthrown, so we need to go and help the Americans to regain the upper hand.’