The Opposition is in full flight today attempting to score disgusting political points off the back of the latest deaths in Afghanistan.
Phil Goff wasted no time getting his name in the news stories by calling for our troops to come home early.
David Shearer hasn’t been far behind and did an interview with Leighton Smith calling for an early return home for our troops.
So when does Shearer think we should have them home by?
“I think we could have them out early/mid next year”
So when is the Government actually bringing them home?
Earlier, John Key on Breakfast said Cabinet has been considering a plan to bring the PRT home in the early part of next year.
“That will be in 2013, it’s possible it will be in earlier 2013 than later 2013.”
So Shearer knew this was the Government’s position before he agreed to go on air with Leighton Smith and grandstand. It turns out he agrees with the Government timetable.
Labour should be ashamed of itself for using the deaths of our brave servicemen and women for the sake of getting a headline.