John Key before the election:
Key rules out sending troops to Iraq
Prime Minister John Key has ruled out New Zealand military intervention in Iraq, barring an unlikely United Nations Security Council mission
John Key after the election:
Key: SAS could join Isis fight on ground
PM says that if US asks for help, he can’t rule out sending troops to Iraq or Syria.
The completely neutral and balanced anonymous editorial in The Herald this morning:
NZ must be ready to join fight against Isis
If ground forces can rid Iraq of the murderers known as Isis, New Zealand should be there. This country ought to be counted among the nations that are willing to act when the cause is just and military force can be effective.
And just for historical context, John Key in 2003: