Whilst I am all for giving criminals (and heck, even terrorists) a chance at life after serving their time, Dick's digging of Hicks is rather repugnant, given that Hicks remains unrepentant:
Dick Smith has approached his friends to try to get a job for self-confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks.
Coming only months after another wealthy national icon bails out former Camp Delta detainees in the U.K., Dick's bleeding heart syndrome can be attributed to raving Moonbat syndrome:
My advice is that he should tell the full story to the Australian people because one thing I will say is what the Americans have told us about David Hicks and what the previous government has told us I believe is wrong.
Ok. What part of this is wrong Dick?
Dear family I spent around three months in a muslim military training camp in the mountains. I learnt about weapons such as ballistic missiles, surface to surface and shoulder fired missiles, anti aircraft and anti-tank rockets, rapid fire heavy and light machine guns, pistols, AK47s, mines and explosives. After three months everybody leaves capable and war-ready...The West is full of poison. The western society is controlled by the Jews with music, TV, houses, cars, free sex takes Muslims away from the true Islam keeps Islam week and in the third world. The Jews have complete financial and media control many of them are in the Australian government. I have met Osama bin Laden about 20 times he is a lovely brother the only reason the West call him the most wanted terrorist is because he got the money to take action.
Clearly not the fact he writes, in a letter to his parents, that he is training in a military training camp, he hates his country and Jews in particular and believes the Nazi and Tsarist rubbish about Jews controlling the world.
Dick is beseeching us to keep an open mind with respect to what Hicks has to say because, if we do as he did, we could accept his unrepentant bile. I take that to mean that he is happy to own Hicks' vile hatred of the West, Jews and love of his "lovely brother" Osama? Or perhaps it is because Hicks has come back from Camp Delta with a newfound appreciation and respect for Gaia and hippy chics?
Hicks...had been staying with a female friend at Abbotsford, in Sydney's inner-west, for the past fortnight...[and] was interested in "a job out of doors or in the environment."
If so, another superb example of the confluence of two idiocies (also know as Blair's Law).