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Stuart Rees on Ted Lapkin and David Hicks

Ted Lapkin (SMH May 24th)  uses his bully boy style to demonize David Hicks and to ridicule the thousands who support him, including the brave human rights activist Donna Mulhearn who chaired Hicks appearance at the Sydney Writers Festival.
Lapkin seems to be spending his time as a research fellow condoning the brutality and illegalities of Guantanamo, believing that derision can be presented as fact and, with regard to the manifestly unjust imprisonment of David Hicks, trotting out the dangerous and facile assumption that anything can be justified in war. 

Stuart Rees,
Director Sydney Peace Foundation