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"We wanted Helen Clark to commit NZ forces to the US led invasion of Iraq. If she had done that we would have ordered those troops home by lunchtime when we become government..." 11 August 2005.

Reference Number: DCDL-0000051

The image shows Don Brash, leader of the National opposition, making a peace-sign with his left hand and clutching a banner saying 'make love not war' in his right. He is declaring that they wanted Helen Clark to commit troops to Iraq so that National could have them home by lunchtime when they became the government. A tautology since it is actually National who would be likely to commit troops to Iraq; really a comment on the sometimes seemingly nonsense way in which one party says the opposite of what the other says simply to play politics.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Rt Hon Helen Elizabeth Clark, Dr Donald Thomas Brash, Iraq War, 2003-, Iraq War, 2003- - Moral and ethical aspects, Pleonasm, Politicians, Elections and Peace.

Part of:
Scott, Thomas, 1947- :[Digital cartoons published from 27 July 2005 onwards in the Dominion Post. Includes a selection of digital cartoons from 2003-], Reference Number DC-Group-0025 (778 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg images - Resolution 150 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 2540 x 1790. Single art work

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