Greens back Clark holding her ground

Green Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke is today congratulating Helen Clark for taking a strong anti-war position at today’s post-Cabinet press conference.

“The Greens are very pleased the Prime Minister is not giving ground to the pro-war lobby,” Mr Locke said.

“With every passing day the folly of Bush’s war becomes more exposed. The war is going badly, not because Iraqis support Saddam Hussein, but because they don’t want to be colonised by the United States.

“The Greens agree with Helen Clark that we can’t trade soldiers’ lives for a Free Trade Agreement with America,” Mr Locke said.

“We support the Government taking a proactive role in seeking an end to the war and getting humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people.”