New Zealand war machine serves US Corporates
More soldiers dead as New Zealand war machine serves US Corporates
'Helen Clark's visit this weekend to Afghanistan and Iraq has demonstrated the kiwi willingness to lend a hand to the United States' illegal and immoral wars which are being waged for corporate profit. US and NZ soldiers will continue to be attacked as long as these occupations continue' said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse
'The corporates who donated to George W Bush's election campaign are reaping the profits of vast oil reserves and other public assets in both countries. Some 70 US firms now doing business in both countries donated more than US$500,000 to Bush's election campaign and their reward has been more than $8 BILLION in reconstruction contracts. Meanwhile, the NZDF in both countries, supposedly doing 'reconstruction work' are regarded as part of the occupying armies and will continue to be targets of attack '
'It is extremely disturbing that the Prime Minister of New Zealand declared New Zealand's opposition to the war less than six months ago, and has now dragged our nation into disgusting acts of aggression.'
'We must ask, who are our soldiers reconstructing Iraq and Afghanistan for - the people or for big business?'
Peace Action Wellington demands an
immediate end to all support for the so-called 'War on
Terrorism' and the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.