Well he's back in Oz, to serve out his time for a crime that wasn't a crime at the time.
Hey - that's just like Dr Seuss!
Typically the commercial media pulled itself off about it. "CONVICTED TERRORIST" shrieked Channel 7 who appears to be trying to not only take the ratings crown from 9 but also the No 1# sycophant for the Liberal government badge'o'honour as well. Nice one 7. No mention of the 'controversial legally questionable military trial' that put him there.
I especially love the fact that there's all these helicopter shots of the prison. Forgive my ignorance but don't prisons have no fly zones for helis given the fact someone escaped from jail that way? That would have been ironic if that had happened. I half expected Naomi Robson in a mutant Winnebago/Helicopter to fly into shot, the khaki clad vixen hanging mission impossible style from the bottom covered in lizards as she tried to get the interview of the century.
Oh wait, she quit. I hear she's cannibal kid wrangling on the IJ/PNG border now.
Anyway, Hicks is back. I wish his rehab all the best of luck and hope, that like other prisoners, he has access to the means to further himself while in prison such as educational opportunities.
On a side note I see the US is claiming its military commissions are hot shit again. Hooray!.
They're back to claiming they are legit under the Geneva convention that allows them to try enemy combatants. Pity that only applies to a war between states and that all the people seized for Gitmo - often via bounties - are there under the patriot enemy combatant provisions as opposed to the Geneva convention. Oh well, at least we know that if you're in Gitmo, it's because you're the worst of the worst and that the key will be thrown away and you will never again come to threaten the west or western interests.
Wait - no - I tell a lie. Apparently 395 inmates have since been released and 380 remain. Which means they've let more people go than they have currently locked up.
Let's hope they continue this goodness when the next republican fuckwit gets in - like Mitt Romney who apparently wants to double it.