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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

No questions asked

The Age's political editor Michelle Grattan nails the Australian government's reluctance to take on the US over David Hicks:

"It is no surprise that Howard pronounces himself satisfied with American assurances that the former prosecutors' allegations have been thoroughly investigated.

"Still, the following ABC exchange yesterday was extraordinary.

Jon Faine: (Investigated) by whom?

PM: "By the people against whom the allegations were made."

Faine: "So the American military prosecutors investigated these allegations by someone on their staff about them?"

PM: "Yes, but hang on, hang on, if someone complains about something they believe is wrong in the ABC here in Melbourne, you don't immediately bring in someone from outside."

"Well, there's a comparison for you."

2 Comments:

Blogger Shabadoo said...

Why can't you just admit that Hicks is bad news: the KLA, the Taliban, he got what was coming to him. You're just using this as an excuse to beat up the US, the same way redneck QLD'rs used Schappelle's case to beat up on dark brown furriners.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:29:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

What, you still hanging around here? Can't start a blog? Happy to not care about Hicks? Nobody concerned about Hick's legal status is defending what he might have done. S'pose Australia's senior military legal officer is a raving leftie out to slam Howard, too?
See you mate, and feel free to not come back.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:15:00 pm  

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