Ok, so bear with me- Korova at maskofanarchy.blogspot.com made a slide show about David Hicks (the Australian held in Gitmo who John Howard & John Reid refuses to help) but because of the peculiarities of software I couldn’t embed it on this blog. So I suggested to him that I make it into a short movie so it could become a youtube clip which I could embed and it might also gain a wider audience on youtube.
Ok, so much final cut pro-ing later I end up with a 4 minute piece that also included excerpts of a speech by Michael Mori. Who is he? He is a United States Marine Corps Major , a military lawyer who was assigned as David Hick’s defence advocate. Mori proved himself a truly exemplary man and marine, ordered to defend David, he did. He travelled to Australia to talk to campaigners and David’s parents, he worked diligently and openly which must have been difficult as he was defending a man his superiors wanted to condemn as a terrorist. Michael Mori joined the marines young, he was a grunt, did a degree and got commissioned, then studied law and he became a military lawyer. You know the heroic role Tom Cruise has in ‘A Few Good Men’? Well Mori is the real life version.
So just what the fuck have the higher ups done?
Faced with their ridiculous case looking even stupider by the day they have opted to attack Mori they are basically saying that by doing his duty as an honourable man he is breaking the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Well bull-fucking-shit, they saw the deep shit they were in and are trying to define (see last post about torture to see how these fuckwads like to play semantics to cover up their evil) defending David Hicks as a political act by Mori. Fascist Motherfuckers. But there is some silver lining, John Howard has realised that he is stratospherically unpopular and at last has made some noises about wanting David Hicks to come back to Australia, if Mori is charged the case falls into limbo and Howard might attempt to have Hicks brought home. This is maybe part of a deal worked out when Cheney visited, Hicks has become a potent embarrassment for both of them and crushing the legal process but then using that as an excuse for shipping Hicks home will help both of them. Mori will perhaps find the charges against him dropped quietly some time later, shameful. So take a look at the video and reflect on the utter corruption of the senior military and political classes.