The Hicks issue is far from over. In historical terms it has barely begun. Much to the chagrin of the present Howard government it will no doubt become a watershed event in Australian history – a time of national shame and a time of personal triumph. Hicks displays all the classic characteristics of what it is to be an Australian fighting against the odds while the Howard government continues to play sycophant and servile lackey to a foreign power.
The Hicks case has become an albatross for the USA and Australia – it is a propaganda nightmare for both criminal governments. Compare the character of Howard, Downer and Ruddock with Hicks and realise that it is entirely inappropriate for cowards to the lead the Australian nation. Australian’s everywhere will soon have the opportunity -- at the ballot box -- to express their disgust over the treatment of Hicks and the lack of strong national leadership. Never again should a nation with a proud and unique history allow cowards and lackeys to assume leadership positions in government.
A despotic and criminal nation (USA) that holds nothing but contempt for international law and convention is clearly unable to deliver justice, as the Hicks case is proving to the WORLD. Whatever decisions Hicks makes in the circumstances; he neither disgraces himself or his nation.
The only thing Hicks is clearly guilty of at present is being a VICTIM of torture.
A tribute to Hicks from a previous post:
“Where is your honour?”
“In a cell
at Guantanamo Bay.”
“Where is your pride?”
“At the end of an
“What of your tears?”
in the sea.”
“And your heart?”
“Your spirit, where is your spirit?”
“In the mountains
among the clouds.”