In the Time honoured tradition of TIME magazine
( where they can tell you all about the war in detail, but not why it started or why we are even in Afghanistan ),
here is a complete -nothing- story from TVNZ about our lads scratching religious glyphs into the side of their weapons
( instead of the story being about why the war started or why we are even in Afghanistan – but I guess that that’s just the level of local journalism regarding foreign affairs that we are currently faced with).
[ Here’s a picture of our lads wearing pairs of those groovy new hi-tech semi-binocular anti-glare desert shades that they scored off the military industrial complex ]
Previously, we had to find out about what our troops were up to there from the Norwegian press.
They’ve been deployed to Kabul where
– if you have ever played Call of Duty 4 –
you would know that everyday there is an ‘anything can happen day’
– when you try and take other people’s countrys off them.
And here’s a bit of lame drivel guff about our SAS deployment from Fairfax.
Our PM and foreign policy makers are living a boy’s adventure tale if they think that the reason we are there is because of – and I quote :
“New Zealand [is] playing a role in preventing global terrorism spreading out from Afghanistan”
At least some of our more globally-minded leaders are starting to squeak about it.