Apology to Vietnam veterans for unfair post-war treatment – The Government will publicly apologise to Vietnam War veterans and their families, recognising the servicemen were not treated fairly when they returned from war.
The apology, which will be made in Parliament on Wednesday, was… [NZ Politics]
Last night on TV, Tim Shadbolt “proudly” walking with the protesters and police at Bastion Point.
This wanker was also the same “proud” protester that spat in the face of my mate as he stood on parade.
My mate though said that he fought in Vietnam so that wankers like Tim Shadbolt can spit in the faces of soldiers. Nevertheless in any culture spitting is the ultimate in insults.
I expect Helen will grovel eloquently as Kevin Rudd has in his apologies to the aborigines. On Holmes this morning she has been “banging on” about the Labour Government brought the troops back from Vietnam.
So they’re the good guys is the inference.
This sickened me for a number of reasons. The first being that this disingenuous bitch was front and centre chucking paint and spitting at these brave men as part of the communist funded Progressive Youth Movement along with Phil Goff, who ironically is now our Defence Minister. The second and most important reason that helen Clark sickens me is that she is now using the apology for political gain. Yes that’s right she the paint thrower and spitter on soldiers is making political gain from the apology for how badly treated they were treated.
Not only that, she lied. That’s right she lied about who brought the troops home. They left Vietnam in 1971, Whiskey Three Company went in November 1970, the SAS Troop and 161 Battery followed in February and May 1971 respectively, and Victor Six Company and the tri-service medical team left with the 1st Australian Task Force in December 1971, ending New Zealand’s combat involvement in the Vietnam War. Norman Kirks government wasn’t elected until 1972 and the only troops left in Vietnam at that stage were training teams and the New Zealand headquarters in Saigon. For her to say that the Labour government brought the troops home is disingenuous at the very least, more accurately it was an outrght lie, and she knows it.
Did they get so badly treated because “they lost the war”? No because when they returned the war was all but over, the North had been beaten and the peace treaty was signed. The North invaded again and broke the peace treaty once the majority of US and allied troops withdrew and the South Vietnamese army succumbed without the steel of those allied troops.
Why was this country so proud to uphold a despotic regime? Best ask Phil and Helen and Tim and Keith.
It’s all very sad for the Vietnam Vets and I’m saddened for them.