Tim Blair


New Criterion



Saturday, September 18, 2004
Lex Lasry, mate, mate, I know that our home-grown jihadi David Hicks won't get civilian standards of justice from the US military commission.

I also know that by your standards of justice Hicks would not even be in custody. He'd be walking amongst us, lining up juicy bomb targets for his Islamist masters, like Jack Roche.

You and your Law Council mates should stick to your trade, that is defending tax-dodgers and spouse-killers. In that sphere legal game-playing is less hazardous to the rest of us, if we forget the direct victims.

I don't want lawyers' standards of national security, just like I don't want doctors' ideas of health insurance, and Amnesty International's ideas of freedom.