Harper’s Magazine (US) backs up what Greens Senator Kerry Nettle said about the David Hicks deal

The Harper’s Magazine article is here. The article by Scott Horton, cited an unnamed US military officer saying that a military staffer was present when Vice President Cheney interfered directly to seal David Hicks’ plea bargain deal. The report also says that Mr Cheney was acting on an agreement with Prime Minister John Howard.This report confirms what The Greens said at the time, that David Hicks’ plea bargain was part of a political fix for the election.

Greens Senator Kerry Nettle has called on the “Prime Minister to be honest with the Australian public about what deal he made with Dick Cheney in order to get David Hicks home and to make sure that he was quiet during the course of the election campaign.”

Read the full statement by Senator Nettle here.

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