March 2, 2007, - 4:23 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Recently, I wrote about how self-anointed World Humanitarian Whiner, Bono, denounced the U.S. during a concert in Australia. The pop rocker with his silly tinted glasses denounced America for not releasing Islamic terrorist and Aussie David Hicks from Guantanamo Bay.
Well, yesterday the Pentagon charged Bono’s precious, “innocent” terrorist with providing material support for terrorism and will try Hicks a/k/a Abu Muslim al-Austraili a/k/a Mohammed Dawood as the first terrorism defendant in a military trial under legislation passed by Congress, last year.
Here are the details about Hicks that Bono decided to overlook when calling for Hicks’ release:
David Hicks, 31, a former kangaroo skinner, was in league with Al Qaeda at the time of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, met with Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and joined Taliban and Al Qaeda supporters who were fighting U.S.-allied forces near Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Nov. 9, 2001.
Hicks fled the fighting as U.S.-allied tanks roared through trenches, the charges claim, and was captured as he was trying to flee to Pakistan.
Under new procedures, which Congress approved after the Supreme Court ruled an earlier Pentagon trial scheme was illegal, Hicks must be arraigned within 30 days. His trial must be within 90 days after that, meaning he will go before a military commission by July.
It would be the first U.S. war-crimes trial since World War II.
Prosecutors initially also had charged Hicks with attempted murder, alleging he directed “small-arms fire, explosives or other means and methods with the intent to kill diverse persons.” The Pentagon offered no explanation for the change.
FYI, David Hicks is the Aussie version of John Walker Lindh and Adam Gadahn, etc., etc. ad nauseam. Let this be a lesson to you about Bono. As I’ve detailed on this site, the man is a hypocrite who wants to spend your taxes to aleviate the debts of terror-host states like Sudan, while he escapes Irish taxes and won’t pay his own. He tells us that Americans are stingy, while we’re the biggest donors in the world, and yet he sued a former employee for $5,000 worth of trinkets he gave her. He gives very little, but spends $1,700 on a first-class plane ticket . . . for his favorite hat.
And now he’s demanding the release of a hardened Al-Qaeda terrorist. Call him Paul David Hewson or by his pretentious self-given “Bono” moniker. Either way, he’s a total phony.
As I wrote then, at least, Australian Prime Minister John Howard told Bono where to go. Contrast that with President Bush, who keeps kissing the Irish rock star phony’s rather exposed rear.
It’s a shame a leader of a country half way around the world is more willing to defend Bush policies and the war on terror than Bush himself, who’d rather sup with rockers.
Ditto for Talk show host Laura Ingraham, who slobbered over Bono on several occasions, which she brags about on her site–more than once (even though she wrote, “Shut Up & Sing,” she apparently thinks it’s okay if Bono Doesn’t Shut Up & Sing).
Time for those who claim to be for fighting terrorism to be consistent. Or shut up.
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