Result of Members' bills ballot, Thursday, 8 November 2012
The following bills were drawn from the ballot
|7||Climate Change (New Zealand Superannuation
(Contract Formation) Amendment Bill||Paul
Restructuring Amendment Bill |
(Statutory Minimum Redundancy Entitlements) Amendment
|21||Education (Breakfast and
Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill||Hone
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On Hit & Run
The ‘living in denial’ reactions to the Hit and Run book by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson all tend to minimize the military raid in question, and the level of carnage involved.
Those reactions include the likes of
(a) within war zones mistakes will always happen, this happened years ago, and something similar happens in Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria every day.
(b) Civilians tend to be among the victims partly because in an insurgency it’s hard to tell the rebels from the civilians they live and operate among. And finally,
(c) Who should be surprised to find that when bureaucracies make mistakes, they deny and downplay their own errors to protect the wider mission.
All of those responses have been evident in the reaction thus far to Hit and Run, and they don’t stand up to analysis. More>>