John Key is cunning. In announcing a US ship visit he has all the hard left now distracted fighting battles from the 1980s.
For decades we’ve had ship visits from plenty of other countries, like Vietnam and China, but never from the US. Every time it is brought up the old hippies get exercised, but they never say a word about China navy sending ships here.
That is all about to change.
The last remnant of the anti-nuclear standoff has been swept aside, with approval granted for a visit by a United States warship to a New Zealand port.
Prime Minister John Key announced the destroyer USS Sampson will take part in the navy’s 75th anniversary.celebrations in November.
It will be the first US warship to dock here since the ANZUS bust up over New Zealand’s anti-nuclear legislation in the mid-1980s. Read more »