|How dare you let me stop you doing the right thing!|
Last night the world's highest funded international debating society (the
actually made a decision - to blacklist Jemaa Islamia (JI) as a terrorist organization.
Simon (protecting-Australia) Crean has immediately jumped on the bandwagon
demanding that the government act by also banning the organization.
Funny thing is - it was his party who stopped legislation which would have
allowed the government to ban the organization in the first place. The ALP
forced the government to water down legislation banning groups unless the group
was blacklisted by the United Nations.
Apparently he feels that a democratically elected
should not be allowed to make Australian laws on their own. We presumably
need the permission of a bunch of corrupt dictatorships before making
But now the UN has made a decision he is demanding that John Howard act now,
and questioning why he didn't act sooner to protect Australian citizens.
He seems to think there is no shortage of true believers. Or maybe he just
thinks that Australians are stupid.