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Opposition, and Warmongers, Condemned


Opposition, and Warmongers, Condemned

"National and ACT should be ashamed of themselves for voting for the war that has now begun," said Jordan Carter, Young Labour President, in response to yesterday's Parliamentary debate on the rapidly-worsening Iraq crisis.

"New Zealand's right wing opposition parties have shown themselves to be wildly out of touch with New Zealanders. Thankfully it is clear that they have no prospect of Government for a very, very long time.

"On the more important fact that hostilities have now begun, Young Labour simply reiterates our previous comment.

"This war is illegal, wrong, and not worthy of support.

"Every life taken is blood on the hands of those nations supporting the attacks.

"Nonetheless, our hopes must now rest on a short conflict. We welcome the Government's rapid announcement of support for the rebuilding process, and look forward to more support in the future. We can only hope that rebuilding begins as soon as possible, and that the suffering of the Iraqi people does not drag on one second longer than necessary.

"Nobody will be sorry to see the end of Saddam Hussein's regime. That does not mean that the current war was the way to achieve that goal. The shredding of international law involve has made the world a more dangerous place.

"We can only hope that the result is not simply more violence in the months and years ahead, as the terrorism and hatred this war inevitably creates work themselves out.

"A sad day indeed," Jordan Carter concluded.

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