The other detained Australian prisoner, David Hicks, remains at Guantanamo Bay. Gerard Henderson – clearly incapable of understanding the difference between defending the man and his alleged actions and his foul treatment at the hands of the Australian and American governments – today wonders why so many people express outrage over his treatment.
Let me give you a clue, Gerard. I’ve read much of the public accusations against Hicks, and he appears to be an anti-Semitic and troubled man. This attitude doesn’t somehow preclude him from standing trial in a proper court of law. “All societies, Western and non-Western alike, should take gun-toting revolutionaries at their word”, Gerard writes. If a person’s personal letters were the sole determining factor of guilt, then many people would be locked up.