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Clark already cashing in on Iraq War


Clark already cashing in on Iraq War

'The United States has today stated that only countries which were part of the invading or occupying forces of Iraq will be able to tender for reconstruction contracts. New Zealand is on that list as it is actively participating in the occupation of the country, while countries who staunchly opposed the war like Russia and Germany have been denied' said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse.

'Helen Clark has been two-faced over Iraq and is ruthlessly endangering New Zealand troops for trade. The soldiers sent to Iraq by the Labour government are not there to help the Iraqi people, but for the purposes of trade and reconstruction contracts and cosying up to the US.'

A document released by the Deputy Secretary of Defence states clearly that the countries are restricted to 'encourage the expansion of international cooperation in Iraq and in future efforts.' It is chilling to think what 'future efforts' will include; US government officials have already shown interest in invading Syria and Libya.

Peace Action Wellington demands an immediate end to all New Zealand support for the occupation of Iraq, and for Helen Clark to clearly state New Zealand's opposition to US aggression.

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