posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 04:18 AM
Even thou it is larger then the NZ military the ADF is relativity small on the global stage. NZ is contribution to the war in Afghanistan is kind of a
long the same lines in terms of its small size.
New Zealand's armed forces were not sent there for war, it was sent there for peace keeping under some agreement we have with the UN for peace
keeping. Also cleaning up the mess the U.S left behind. New Zealand never joined in the war because Helen (our P.M) God bless her, rejected America's
offer, because it was not in our interest and as a result, Bush bullyed, threatened and canceled free trade between N.Z and America.
the other thing of note is that Labour is in power across the region but there next year is an election year in NZ.
Yep, we got elections next year, it will be really tied again, because our government currently has no outstanding major issues, so I will be
interested in how this will turn out.
Back on topic:
I am glad to see that Howard is out of office, he really strained relations between Australia and New Zealand because of the war in Iraq and prompting
us to join in, now Kevin Rudd is in power, two Labour governments in the lands downunder, which is well choice