Saturday, September 20, 2008

Is this a dagger which I see before me?

Clark maintained that had National been in government during the Iraq war, "they would most certainly have had blood on their hands"

The made up figures plucked from Helen Clark's evil little brain around how many troop casualties New Zealand might have had if John key had sent them to Iraq got me thinking about the bad blood scandal of 1990 and Helen Clark's central involvement in it.

While Clark's hypothetical fantasy figure of 60 Kiwi troops dying in a war we didn't send any combatants to was over hyped to the extreme,and,well, pure fantasy, Clark's decision as Health Minister in 1990 not to screen blood for hepatitis C, when other foreign jurisdictions were doing just that means that Clark actually does have blood on her hands.

In the early nineties, Clark and Upton decided that technology allowing screening of blood for Hepatitis C would not be used in the New Zealand health system; 250 haemophiliacs were infected and up to 20 people may have died as a result of this decision. Like the Berrymans, the people infected have found it impossible ever since to get justice. 

"Haemophiliacs investigating the "bad blood scandal" of the 1990s have been stymied by a 30-year embargo placed on sensitive documents from Prime Minister Helen Clark's time as health minister."

The baseless fear mongering by Clark this week just goes to show what depths Labour will plumb to retain power.

This fear and loathing type strategy is the way she runs the country and in a crossover to the election campaign the knife has really been stuck into the shoulder blades of the opposition.

The only problem being, with the Iraqi case the blade is not only rusty and blunt but missing the thrust of truth or any foundation of such.

She really should put her own house in order first before making stuff up and stuffing up.

"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red" 

Macbeth Quote (Act II, Sc. II). 

c Political Animal 2008


  1. Nice use of a Macbeth quote Darren.

  2. I am a big fan of the Bard and Macbeth is very appropriate to the subject.

    Cheers, Darren


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