Monday, October 20, 2003

Habib's wife to join Greens protest during Bush visit

The wife of an Australian man imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay has urged the Prime Minister to seek her husband's release when the war criminal, United States President visits Australia this week.

The Greens are planning protests against, war criminal, George W Bush's address to Parliament and will wear photos on their lapels of the two Australian men imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib.

They have invited Mamdouh Habib's son and wife, Maha, to sit in the public gallery to watch the US President address Parliament.

"I just hope that Mr John Howard, I know he has got kids, knows what happened to my husband could happen to his son travelling overseas," she said.

The Prime Minister says guests, who visit the Parliament, have an obligation to behave properly.

"People are entitled to invite guests, in accordance with the rules that apply to these things, and I'm not going to, in my position, say who a Member of Parliament can invite as a guest," he said.

Australian subservience

Former intelligence official Andrew Wilkie has told a protest rally in Sydney on Sunday, that Australia has lost all leverage with the United States because the Americans now take the Howard Government's unquestioned support for granted.

Mr Wilkie says the current relationship ties Australia too closely to American strategic interests. He says it also risks Australia's broader interests by encouraging the US to presuppose Australian subservience.

Mr Wilkie told about 300 people at the rally, the Prime Minister, John Howard, does not realise that the Australia-US alliance is best served by honest advice.

"So not exploited by Howard will be the opportunity to act like a real friend and to tell Bush what he really needs to hear that it's time to acknowledge that the Iraq adventure is a political, foreign policy, humanitarian and military disaster," he said.

Mr Wilkie has also urged Australia's politicians not to provide a standing ovation to Mr Bush's Parliamentary address.

He told the protest rally, Mr Bush is one of the most stupid and dangerous presidents in history and Australia's foreign policy is being held hostage by US interests.

By Australian Subservience 20 October 03


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