Monday, February 18, 2013

Staying in Afghanistan

Last year, the government told us that we would be pulling out of Afghanistan this April. They lied:

Cabinet today agreed on New Zealand’s contribution to Afghanistan beyond the April withdrawal of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) from Bamyan province, in line with the joint ISAF/Afghan transition plan.

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman say New Zealand will continue to make a small but proportionate military commitment to the international mission in Afghanistan from May 2013, and that we remain committed to international efforts to improve the security and prosperity of Afghanistan.

We will apparently have 27 people risking their lives fighting an unjust war to support this corrupt, theocratic, torturing, misogynistic kleptocracy. Its not worth even one. John Key should keep his word, and bring everybody home.