Frankly I’m not surprised, given the content of the speech, which attempts to justify much of much of current US foreign policy before touching on the inconvenience of New Zealand’s nuclear-free policy:
Yet New Zealands anti-nuclear legislation does place limits on our relationship. It impedes closer cooperation in some areas. Friends and allies are not the same thing. Like you, we would like to see the end of this bilateral disagreement. But contrary to the views of some, the United States is not going to just ”get over it.”
This is just annoying. Do we have to send them a telegram to make them get the message?
How about this then:
to: CHARLES SWINDELL, US EMBASSY, WELLINGTON
cc: GEORGE W. BUSH, WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON
FUCK OFF. WE DON’T WANT YOUR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN NEW ZEALAND NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.
That’s fairly clear, isn’t it.>