He is back in the news again. Isn't Major Michael Mori looking a bit chubby?
This Hicks bloke is a bit of a prat. Perhaps misguided even. I am thinking that he has probably already paid for his crime, although according to Australian law and US law, I am not sure that he did commit a crime. I don't think he ever punched anyone. You can get away with doing that in Australia.
Being an Australian gives you certain privileges. For their own political purposes, our government denies him his Australian privileges. It is so so wrong. If it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone. The outrage should have been loud and clear at the outset. He committed no crime in the US or Australia.
The US has no right to detain him, and since they have, then full force of Australia's political and diplomatic resources should have been mobilised to free him from his illegal imprisonment by a foreign country.
I think he may be released soon and I won't be at the airport to greet him, but I will think that things are a little more right in Australia.