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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Please, no more!

Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, when not slamming the ABC for asking legitimate questions about the trial of David Hicks, likes to belt out a tune or two.

He can't sing and should stick to playing the role of obedient, little US client state representative.

(Thanks to Weez for the tip.)

6 Comments:

Blogger Glenn Condell said...

Red Kezza gave him a hammering last night. If he and his mob didn't have the media fixed, they'd be fucked. But they do, so they're not.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 4:53:00 pm  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

Yes, it's a horrifying thing how tough and brutal the media is on lefties...

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:26:00 pm  
Blogger Andjam said...

Would this be an irregular rendition?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:13:00 pm  
Blogger Ian Westmore said...

The 'Downing Street' memos provide prima facie evidence for charges of 'Conspiracy to Wage Aggressive War' as defined in Count One at the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. This is a similar, though more serious charge then the "conspiracy to commit war crimes" Downer states Hicks will be facing.

In the, admittedly highly unlikely, event that Downer is ever charged as a result of the memos, would he prefer to be prosecuted under the rules of the US Military Tribunals, or of the International Criminal Court?

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:34:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Downer, Ruddock and Howard act in an environment where, currently at least, they will not be facing war crimes charges.
Developments in international law mean that 'civilised' Western leaders may soon be having to face the music, rather than just previous US-client states, ie. Saddam.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:37:00 pm  
Blogger Andjam said...

In the, admittedly highly unlikely, event that Downer is ever charged as a result of the memos, would he prefer to be prosecuted under the rules of the US Military Tribunals, or of the International Criminal Court?

I can't speak for Downer, but I'd rather be tried by the US MT than facing the possibility of a trial where all of the judges are from regimes that have sharia as part of their legal system.

Downer, Ruddock and Howard act in an environment where, currently at least, they will not be facing war crimes charges.

There's nothing stopping North Korea or the like kidnapping them, dragging them to their own country and trying them there.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 11:30:00 pm  

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