New Zealand at War – NZers Say “Not in My Name”

John Key has made one foolhardy decision too many.

John Key has made one foolhardy decision too many and is losing the support of his fellow Kiwis

New Zealanders are livid about their Prime Minister’s autocratic decision to lead them into the illegal Iraq war to support American troops stationed there.

Here’s a mash-up of Tweets to show the strength of feeling, the like of which has not been seen in NZ since the 1981 Spring Bok tour.

4 thoughts on “New Zealand at War – NZers Say “Not in My Name”

  1. After living in New Zealand for 6 years (originally from UK) I’m shocked how quickly laws can change. I soon realized that whatever the public opinion is in the present can affect a law change quickly within a matter of weeks. This is because there is only one debating chamber. Don Key has taken this ridiculous system to the extreme by deciding on a public matter like ‘going to war’ by himself without even debating the issue within the one chamber. What a shambles of a system.

  2. I wonder how keen Mr Key would be to engage in this war if it were his own son or daughter heading off to Iraq?

  3. Yet another example of an old man sending young people to die..shame on you Don Key for getting suckered into affairs that are none of our business!

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