Key tones down war talk
Labour has slammed Prime Minister John Key for suggestions New Zealand could go to war with North Korea.
With New Zealand having previously supported the United Nations-backed South Korea in the Korean War, and allies the United States and Australia likely to do the same in any new conflict, Key appeared to suggest we would follow a similar path this time.
“I wouldn’t want to speculate, but obviously we have got a long and proud history of coming to the support of South Korea,” he said in comments reported on TV3.
“Taken to the extreme, and without interventions and resolutions to the issues, that is of course possible.”
I couldn’t work out if it was Gower not content to manufacture a leadership coup at the Labour Party Conference trying to manufacture a war with North Korea or if John Key really is this stupid.
That Key would automatically state support for America in a war with North Korea and suggest that war was a possibility when every other leader is scrambling to take the heat out of this escalation, is just another example of our dumb arse Prime Minister speaking before he engages his brain.
After his knuckle head tantrum with the media last week where he threatened to not answer journalists questions until he’d had a ‘think’ about them, you would have hoped he would’ve been honest to his word and not just brain farted answers out of the vacuum of the space between his ears where so many issues around security seem to be forgotten with the regularity of a John Banks political donations list.
Sorry planet, our PM is a bit of a clown. Don’t take any notice of him. We try not to.