Richard Ackland wonders why Australians are less concerned about David Hicks than they are about Schapelle Corby:
Of course, Howard didn’t say of Hicks, as is his expressed sentiment for Corby: “I do feel for him, the whole country feels for him.” Possibly that is because there are no huge ratings and TV shows with worms to be drained out of Hicks’s dreadful plight.
Why might this be? Possibly because Corby is an apparent victim of savage misfortune while Hicks is a Jew-hating bastard who sought opportunity overseas to kill people and train with terrorist scum. Just a theory.