Tim Blair


New Criterion



Sunday, November 10, 2002

You've got to hand it to Bashir the duck. They find him everywhere.

Any bomber, plotter, al Quaeda graduate who turns up, there is also the duck. He shares their accommodation, lives next door, visited regularly, funds their militant training academy.

But he swears he has no connection with terrorism.

He has to be the most disgusting liar of the twenty-first century.

It seems the only organ of the Australian media that is getting journalists on the trail of the police in Indonesia is The Australian. You can forget the rest.