It looks like it’s all on for Kiwi troops to be despatched to Iraq.
Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Ja’afari today met a heavyweight bunch of Alf’s colleagues, The Boss, Murray McCully and Gerry Brownlee.
There was a request for us to help his beleaguered country and as Radio NZ said:
The request for support takes New Zealand one step closer to a decision on deploying troops to help train Iraqi forces, with back-up from special forces.
The Government has repeatedly ruled out the troops having any combat role.