Hail our gracious lord and master who has bestowed upon his vassals such clemency. He has, in his beneficence, promised that when (seriously, do you really think there’s an if?) David Hicks is convicted by the US military kangaroo court, the Government will ask the US very nicely if he can be allowed to spend the rest of his life in jail in Australia. Such wisdom and compassion! Such diplomatic skill! Hail!