|Where's the boat, mummy?|
Did someone say "Commonsense Overboard"?
The left have been screaming for some time about the government's apparent
misreporting of asylum seekers throwing children overboard on October-7 2001.
Apparently it wasn't true!
The truth is that the asylum seekers held a child overboard, threatened to
throw it overboard, and later sabotaged and then sank their own vessel.
On balance which of the two is the more irresponsible act? Throwing a child
overboard or sinking the entire vessel? It's not a trick question.
The interesting fact lost in the frantic 'search for the truth' is that 18 days
later a child was in fact thrown from such a vessel. The details are here.
While conspiracy theories are normally the province of the
intellectually bewildered, one has to ask what is happening here.
A government department releases details on an event very beneficial to the
government 4 weeks before an election. Then
3 days before the election releases a retraction 'oh, sorry, it was
wrong. You will have to go and tell everyone that you lied. Too bad about the
election the day after tomorrow eh?'. One has to seriously question the
mindset which does this.
Then to add injury to stupidity, the same department does not
release information which proves the original event (albeit 18 days later).
In this case the expression 'heads will roll' should apply to the
heads of the departments.