Well Bill English’s attacks and evasions are in some trouble now – good work Emma Hurley at NewsHub – Wayne Mapp does not deny ‘Hit and Run’ Afghan raid claims:
Former Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has conceded that civilians were killed in the 2010 Afghanistan raid that is the focus of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s new book.
Dr Mapp denied civilians were killed when the raid became public in 2011, but was open about it on Wednesday.
“One of the disasters of war is these terrible things can happen,” he said.
When asked if he was remorseful, he replied: “In 2014 I was informed that, I saw it on TV in fact, that a three-year-old was killed, I’m sure everyone is remorseful about that. At the time of the attack they thought they were being attacked by insurgents.”
Dr Mapp resigned from Parliament in 2011 and until now has never spoken publicly about what happened in Afghanistan, but according to the book he confided to a friend that the Defence Force was ” doing too much I didn’t know about”.
Good on you Wayne. Hit just got real.
Former Defence Minister concedes civilians were killed in the 2010 Afghanistan raid that is the focus of a new book https://t.co/UWDzGzX0Ih
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