"....do we really think those New Zealand troops in Afghanistan are going to make a world of difference to the final outcome there?
"No, we don't. "
But it's not from a Labour minister. It's from my own party's sorry excuse for intelligence, Dr Nick Smith, whose mouth exceeds the capacity of his brain.
What the hell does he think the parents, wives and children of the seventy-one members of the SAS serving in Afghanistan think now?
What the hell does he think ordinary hard working New Zealanders think of an arsehole who would send young men and women into harm's way to serve their country when he doesn't think they will make a difference anyway?
Someone should tell this despicable fool that General McCrystall seems to think these specialist elite troops will make a difference.