I have often wondered whether Dawood actually understands the support he is getting back home from those morally malnourished useful idiots that don't believe he did anything wrong, that he's being unbearably tortured at Gitmo, he's been there long enough and that the US administration is deliberately keeping him locked up on fallacious charges.
What, then, do they say when Dawood's own legal team attempts to delay his appearance before a military commission?
Australian terrorist suspect David Hicks has lost an eleventh hour bid to halt Monday's appearance in a Guantanamo Bay courtroom. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, sitting in the US District Court in Washington DC, rejected the bid by Hicks' legal team to delay his long-awaited military commission trial.His supporters will undoubtedly find some way to blame the military or the Bush administration. It doesn't fit into their Hicks-as-victim narrative if they accept that his own defence team has sought a delay. Good on the judge for denying the application.
NineMSN had this image accompanying the story. For those that aren't keeping up with things one might think it's a photo from Guantanamo Bay however the sign in the background shows that it's actually from an inane protest held in Sydney the other day by Dawood's supporters.
Channel 9 seems to have a thing for Dawood, even running a story on him on 60 Minutes a few weeks ago. Imagine their surprise when viewer feedback, which was read out the next week, was overwhelmingly against him and expressed disgust at what he did and those that defend him. It's good to know that Aussies' moral compasses are still pointing in the right direction.
Having followed the case since he was captured - on the battlefield, it should be remembered - and looked at the charges against him along with letters he's written home expressing his joy and delight at the thought of knocking off the enemies of Islam I can only hope that he is found guilty and, with life in prison being the maximum sentence available, spends the rest of his days locked up in a small cell with Bubba Goldstein, a 400 pound child-molester.