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PostSubject: Kiwis at it again   Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:33 am

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NZealand PM says no apology over scientist blunder

WELLINGTON — New Zealand's prime minister said he saw no need to apologise to the country's military allies over a blunder that gave high-security clearance to a scientist who lived in a fantasy world.
Prime Minister John Key said New Zealanders were right to feel disappointed about the case of top defence scientist Stephen Wilce, whose false claims about his past included serving as a helicopter pilot with Prince Andrew.

Wilce quit as head of the Defence Technology Agency last month after it was revealed he falsely claimed to be an ex-Marine combat veteran and an Olympic bobsledder who raced against Jamaica's "Cool Runnings" team.

Among numerous other fabrications, he also said he designed the guidance system for the Polaris missile system, was a member of the Welsh rugby union team, once had a career as a guitarist on the British folk music circuit.

Key said Wilce's resume was "technically correct" when he was recruited and he appeared to have displayed some skills in the role.
"The reality is that for quite a long time he (did) this job at defence and they didn't seem unhappy with him," he said.

always makes you feel better to know there's another country out there making bigger cock ups than your own.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiwis at it again   Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:00 am

Where was wikileaks on that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiwis at it again   Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:53 am

makes you proud to be a kiwi Rolling Eyes
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