Have we learned nothing from rushing into war?
It’s embarrassing Key has raised our terror threat from ‘very low’ to ‘low’ so he can justify military action in Iraq.
Watching him pimp for an American war is as sick as watching him pimp for Sky City Casino. All Key is saying, is give never ending war a chance.
But it gets better, now Key says the SIS need MORE spying powers to cope with this sudden threat. That’s right, after handing the GCSB and the Police vast surveillance powers which effectively amount to the largest erosion of civil liberties in NZs modern political history, the SIS now need MORE spying powers.
My guess will be these spying powers will mimic the anti-whitsleblower spy powers that Australia is trying to force through and this will all be done under the guise of protecting us from terrorism. The new SIS powers will of course have nothing to do with protecting us from terrorism and everything to do with shutting down whistle blowers and journalists like Nicky Hager who dare to challenge the Government with information the SIS and GCSB don’t want in the public domain. These new powers will be rammed through Parliament at Christmas when no one is paying attention.
It’s insulting that Key said previous to the election that we wouldn’t go to war, the second he wins, all of a sudden we need to go to war.
Key lied, bare faced and is now using fear to justify a war AND more SIS spying powers. The real horror is that NZers will love him for it.