In Parliament today the Minister of Foreign Affairs refused to call for the immediate resignation of the Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.
In response to a series of questions from the Green's Keith Locke, McCully justified his stance by arguing that no Government had the right to 'interfere' in the affairs of another country and it was up to the Egyptian people to decide their country's future.
Locke highlighted the absurdity of McCully's 'logic' when he pointed out that the Egyptian people wanted the reviled Mubarak to immediately resign. So why was the Government not supporting the Egyptian people?
McCully, who was recently exposed by Wikileaks telling porkies about the Dalai Lama and Tibet, then shot himself in the foot when he said that the Government wanted to see 'a peaceful transition' in Egypt.
So its interfering in the domestic affairs of Egypt to call for the immediate resignation of Mubarak but its not interfering in the domestic affairs of Egypt to call for a 'transition'.
All is explained by McCully's enthusiasm to blindly follow the US administration. He has hitched New Zealand's foreign policy to that the United States and he's simply toeing the Obama line on Egypt as well.
The strategy of the Obama administration is to replace Mubarak with a military-dominated “transition” government. This strategy is aimed at safeguarding the interests of imperialism and the Egyptian ruling elite, and subverting the Egyptian Revolution.
McCully, who also praised the Mubarak dictatorship for providing 'thirty years of stability' has no problems with this. He supports this strategy - which will no doubt please the Israeli Government who McCully has a very cosy relationship with.