Hick’s trial sham

There is little more that can be said about the travesty of justice of the US-led military tribunal system, dismissed by the vast majority of the world. Australia, of course, always keen to stay on the good side of despots and US Presidents, thinks everything is fine and John Howard once again this morning on Melbourne radio reminded listeners how dangerous Hicks really is. Whatever happened to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence?

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Marian Wilkinson explains the seriousness of the latest revelations and reminds us that when insiders start leaking – in this case, Pentagon officials – be rest assured that something is terribly wrong with the process.

Who said Australia was an independent, sovereign nation?

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