Labour has attacked the degree of secrecy about the preparation of a New Zealand troop deployment to Iraq
Goff said the level of secrecy was unprecedented
He who will always be remembered with disgust that he and the she-beast spat on returning troops post Vietnam now has the gall to expose our current troops going to Iraq. Absolutely vile scum!
We knew that when New Zealand soldiers went there they were not liable to be arrested by the local authorities and charged with things under local law but that they would be subject to New Zealand and military law
Bollocks! Nothing has changed, NZ military personnel have always known that they are liable under both local laws when overseas and also in parallel, NZ military law.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee said he had a "satisfactory agreement" with the Iraqi Government on legal protections for New Zealand troops on deployment, he said he would not be releasing it for security reasons.
At least the government has the correct response.