In the seventies he spat at veterans, now he honours them

I really can’t abide politicians., and especially hypocrite politicians.

In the seventies Phil Goff spat at veterans returning from Vietnam, he threw red paint at them and he flew the flag of an enemy from the?Auckland cenotaph.

Now he is playing the concerned politician and laying wreaths.

Phil Goff’s first public event as Auckland Mayor was to lay a wreath at the Passchendaele 99th Commemoration at Auckland Museum today. ?

Goff described the event as a momentous day – in a single day on October 12, 1917 New Zealand suffered the worst loss of life in its military history.

By the end of the day, more than 840 men had died in the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.

Goff said: “We stand on the shoulders of that generation and the generation of the Second World War who sacrificed so much for us.”

Yes, they sacrificed so he could spit in soldiers faces.

Perhaps his first act as Auckland Mayor is to call up each surviving Vietnam veteran and apologise to them. There aren’t that many left, but I can help arrange it for him.

Some things are unforgivable in my book. Spitting on soldiers is one of them.

 

– NZ Herald

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