David Shearer is a doofus.
Jon Stephenson would be better off helping Shearer find the GCSB tape rather than inventing conspiracy theories.
How does the Labour leader think this will play out?
Labour is calling on the Prime Minister to confirm that our SAS troops in Afghanistan are sticking to their mandate of ‘gathering intelligence’ as previously stated by the Government.
“John Key has said that our SAS are in Afghanistan to help with logistics, planning and intelligence gathering,” Labour Leader David Shearer says.
“We would not want to see any kind of mission creep as suggested by media reports today.
“It’s important that the Government doesn’t divulge operational details, but Kiwis will want to be reassured that our SAS are there for the right reasons.
So when the PM gives an assurance (as he has already done) – Shearer will now have to say he believes John Key or try to cast suspicion on the PM as a liar.
Given his last outing in this space I would have thought Shearer and his strategists might have been a bit more careful this time around.
And for the record the right reasons are killing the bad wogs that went after our boys. John Key should reply that he hopes our SAS guys find them and kill them and he has no problems with mission creep if the bad guys wind up dead.
Never mess with Kiwi troops is the only message we need to send.