27 March 2007

Hicks pleads guilty

David Hicks has pleaded guilty before a United States military tribunal to a charge of providing material support to terrorists. The news has just broken.

Reports

Australian media


ABC, The Age , News.com.au

International media

BBC , New York Times, CNN, Al Jazeera.

No doubt more details will emerge over the following hours and days.

I notice that, according to ABC news (see link above) Foreign Minister Downer believes that all along he has occupied the middle ground:

Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer says he is pleased there is an end in sight to Hicks's captivity.
"First off [ sic] all there was the sort of view that he clearly couldn't have done anything wrong and we hate the Americans and all of that," he said."There were people who thought David Hicks should just be strung up and was obviously a horror and there were people in the middle, which was where I was really - my view was always that the trial had just taken too long, the legal process was far too long."

Some people will believe anything.




1 comment:

Noel said...

I'm not at all surprised.

I'd plead guilty to almost anything to get out of Guantanamo.

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