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Clark Prepared to Sacrifice New Zealand Lives

Clark Prepared to Sacrifice New Zealand Lives


Helen Clark illustrated her commitment to sacrifice the lives of young New Zealanders in pursuit of a US free trade agreement, with her recent statement that New Zealand troops will remain in Iraq and that “many more forces will suffer casualties”.

“We have already had one soldier wounded. How much bloodshed will it take before Clark rethinks her arrogant position?” said Peace Action Wellington spokesperson John Anderson.

It is also a fact that the ‘water projects’ New Zealand troops are working on are part of an industry that the US government has forced open for privatisation. It is likely that the projects our troops are risking their lives for will not belong to the Iraqi people when they are finished.

If the New Zealand government really cared about the future of the Iraqi people, it would instead be funding the many unemployed Iraqi engineers in the region to rebuild their own country, while demanding that the illegal occupation of Iraq must end.

For more information:

Peace Action Wellington 04 383 9315 021 147 3517 peacewellington@hotmail.com


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