Opposing Views

Free Liberal weblog comments on a Washington Times article detailing NZ’s anti-nuclear stance, military capabilities, and reliance on its more powerful neighbor. “An interesting story about how NZ’s rather modest defense budget and decision to stay out of military conflicts has allowed the nation to … retain its independence on the global stage. Something tells me that because of policies like these (as compared to Washington’s belligerence) Wellington is pretty far down on Bin Laden’s list of targets. Oh, and before you think of NZ as a bunch of socialists, it must be noted that Heritage Foundation ranked the nation third on its 2004 index of economic freedom, a full seven slots higher than the U.S. of A.”


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