Key’s extraordinary war rant outburst at Waitangi yesterday was an insight into the blind arrogance of John Key’s attitude to reinvading Iraq and his sad and desperate attempt to rejig his boot licking of America’s ‘club’ as a moral stand against the Left.
Key said he heard from the left wing every time he went to countries with different human rights records to New Zealand.
“I am regularly reminded by the left that they have an intimate knowledge of apartheid and the Springbok tour,” he said in reference to the 1981 Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand that divided the country.
Key has since admitted he does not remember where he stood on the tour.
“These are the very people (the left) who tell me their whole DNA is laced with human rights and standing up for people who cannot protect themselves, then they tell me to look the other way when people are being beheaded by kids, burnt alive and thrown off buildings.
“New Zealand is not going to turn the other way,” he said.
Can you believe the arrogance of this man? Re-invading Iraq, which he has originally described as the price we pay for access to the 5 Eyes club has now shifted to a moral war which the Left are hypocrites for not supporting?
His spineless acquiescence to the Americans to play soldier on foreign policy while signing our economic sovereignty away with the TPPA is the issue here, not the Left’s supposed hypocrisy! I didn’t hear Key say a bloody thing about human rights when he lowered the flag to half mast for the bloody dictator of Saudi Arabia, the country that funded ISIS who Key now wants us to go to war with. I don’t think Key had much to say about Syria’s torturing to death of tens of thousands of their own citizens now they are our ‘allies’ against ISIS. And I’m pretty sure Key didn’t say anything about the CIA being caught out torturing people for democracy.
Key’s selective morality is a sick joke.