Thursday 4th of June 2020

keeping up appearances .....

from our ABC .....

Ruddock to raise Hicks case with US counterpart

The Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, says he will raise the David Hicks case with his United States counterpart during meetings this week.

Mr Ruddock says he will meet the US Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales for discussions on national security, but he will also follow up on recent phone conversations about Hicks.

He says he will stress the urgent need for continuing progress in re-establishing the military commission process.

The 30-year-old Australian was captured in Afghanistan and has been held by the US military at Guantanamo Bay since 2001.

Ruddock dilemma

I would suggest that our Philip is caught between his honourable principles and little Johnnee's lack of trousers in this department. Anything to appease El Bushit is our glorious grocer's primal priority... The price of principled fish is but nothink to worry about, except if populace pressure to act reaches a critical mass. But only then, there will be utterance from Johnnee to the effect that things are done in accordance with principles of the law when nothing is done in accordance to the law.

Our Ruddock is more complex. He knows things are crook but cannot find the wise-crack beneath the slippery splatter concoction of porkies that he has been involved in under order from Johnneeleon... Let's hope that Ruddock wakes up in fright at the magnitude of his work ahead — be it with Indonesia or/and the US. Let's hope he takes the bull by the horn, say "get stuffed Johnnee" and make Australia proud again of being the land of principles — mainly that of not abandoning anyone, despite their "crimes"...

Come on you can do it, Phillip, and not through this reconstruction of military crap the US administration has rehashed... Bring Hicks home...

Movement at the AG station

From the ABC

Ruddock to meet Terry Hicks
The father of David Hicks father says he is pleased Federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock has agreed to meet him for the first time.

Terry Hicks says he hopes his meeting next week will help change the Federal Government's attitude to his son's detention at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Terry Hicks says the prospect of seeing his son returned to Australia to face a trial seems very unlikely.

"We know what the Government has been saying about David for four-and-a-half years," he said.

"Now after four-and-a-half years it's going to be pretty hard to change their views on it, unless there's a turnaround, you know after this discussion, then it may help David.

"There are things that we've got to talk about so it will be an interesting meeting."