this is shameful..the former diplomat from iraq who was mistakenly identified as the one peters was going on about, is being expelled for no good reason..
he was a diplomat before hussein came to power and has a full police clearance from the current iraqi government..
why is this man being persecuted? just because he is from iraq? you betcha..and that is what is called a witch hunt..
and swain has totally screwed this up..he just had to be seen to be doing something..and this innocent man must suffer..this is shameful..the least swain can do is rescind the expulsion and apologise on behalf of all new zealanders..
though his response to the question from keith locke in the house this afternoon on this very subject indicates he has no intention of making this right..
national radio deserves kudos over this one..they first aired this injustice on linda clark this morning..
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