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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Downer, don't talk tough

Alexander Downer has slammed John Martinkus (who through Google is scoring me a few hits for some reason) for his comments about his abductors. Martikus said:
"(From their perspective) there was a reason to kill (British hostage Ken) Bigley, there was a reason to kill the Americans; there was not a reason to kill me (and) luckily I managed to convince them of that."
Now without in anyway agreeing with these people that go around beheading people, surely this is not a statement that justifies their actions. He is simply saying that from their point of view they did not have a reason to kill him. The proof is that if they did, Martinkus would not have a head to issue comments from. It is simply a statement of fact.

John Martinkus being accused of making “excuses” for “acts of terror” seems to appall Lord Downer, yet excuses for acts of state terror committed by the occupying forces seems perfectly acceptable. I guess, while freedom marches on... as Bush would have you believe, it seems to have a hard time catching up with hypocrisy which seems to be on the trot.
Downer is a knob end, everytime he opens his mouth, he swaps feet. Just for the taste of it eh Lex.

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