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NZ doing the right thing in Iraq

Doing the right thing in Iraq – my latest blog at RenewNZ Continue reading

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Trump breaks the monotone

Donald Trump is a breath of fresh air. His ideas may be simplistic. His statements sometimes outrageous. But he clearly believes in what he is doing. And his heartbeat resonates with the deepest streams of the American national psyche. This … Continue reading

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Honour a long way from home

We pulled into the supermarket in a coastal village in southern Greece just as it was¬†closing for the evening. The grandfather of the family business inquired where we were from. New Zealand we said. He immediately informed the rest of … Continue reading

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PM’s wrath well deserved

John Key’s anger in Parliament yesterday seems to have taken the Opposition by surprise.¬†Perhaps they mistook his long consideration of the Iraq deployment as an indication that he didn’t really have his heart in it. How wrong they were. Key … Continue reading

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ISIS must be defeated

If we won’t fight ISIS we won’t fight anyone. The Prime Minister is correct – doing nothing is not an option. Some commentators have said the barbarity of ISIS is nothing new in the history of human conflict. They are … Continue reading

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Winston pathetic on ISIS

Winston Peters shouldn’t bother turning up at an ANZAC Day parade again. His statement today that New Zealand should not provide any help in fighting ISIS because it might make us a target for terrorist attacks was pathetic. It was … Continue reading

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