Remember when George Bush’s administration promised the world that the invasion of Iraq would be over in a few weeks? We were assured that the Iraqis would throw flowers at their liberators, the war would make a tidy profit and petrol prices would plummet. Next time you fill up your car think about how that stupidity has added to your petrol bill.
Early on, our own John Key volunteered New Zealand to climb on this wagon, although he seems to have a memory loss about it these days. It’s a bit like his memory loss about his position on the Springbok tour in 1981. Does anyone alive at that time not remember what they thought?
If some of us are a bit like Key and don’t quite get the moral implications of invading the Middle East for cheap oil, then at least understand the economic cost. We certainly pay more for oil and arguably for food because of Bush’s decision to occupy Iraq. And Key supported it.