A US military tribunal has sentenced confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks to seven years in jail but he will only have to serve nine months.
The tribunal judge accepted Hicks’s guilty plea as part of an agreement that limited his sentence to seven years in prison, in addition to the five years he has been held at the US base at Guantanamo Bay.
The deal allowed all but nine months of the sentence to be be suspended.
So, that means Hicks is released from an Australian prison on or about 31 December, 2007… about a month later than the 2007 federal election could possibly be. Well planned, Johnny! At least you didn’t give away the date of the election directly.
Johnny reckons this kangaroo court proved Hicks is a terrorist.
Wrong. This court accepted evidence obtained by torture. Hicks could as easily have been proved to be a glazed doughnut under such standards.
The Prime Miniature is further guessing that this ‘conviction’ gets Hicks off the election issue map.
Wronger. OH so wronger. If anything, that the US jumped when Johnny started getting election jitters over Hicks, it locked in Hicks as an election issue.
Johnny also says David Hicks is ‘the worst of the worst’ sort of terrorist… If Mr Worst-o’-the-Worst Hicks deserves only 5 years and 9 months… what would Johnny sentence lightweights like OBL & GWB to? Both have cells with their names on them in The Hague.
Wrongest, Johnny. And you’re complicit.
After 5 years without charge or trial, when all the while, a simple nod and a wink from Johnny or Downer would have set him free, I hope Hicks has the nous to sue the pants off the Australian government for breach of responsibility in consular representation to a citizen unlawfully detained overseas.
A couple of people I know have set up 3000votes.org- a single issue political campaign group focused on nothing but booting John Winston Howard out of the Bennelong seat he’s held since 1974.
A swing of roughly 3000 votes is all it will take to oust John Howard from his federal seat of Bennelong. Just because he is the PM, it doesnít mean he has to be our MP. In 2007, letís vote to remove the worm from our Granny Smiths once and for all!
Go baby go.
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