The Null Device
opposing torture is soooo September 10
Proof that Australia's foreign policy isn't just about sucking up to Uncle George:
Australia votes against UN anti-torture protocol
, joining an elite club of such esteemed defenders of human rights as China, Cuba, Libya and Nigeria.
(The US, incidentally, abstained.)
I've no idea why Australia rejected the protocol;
perhaps supporting such bleeding-heart initiatives would make Australia look temptingly humane to refugees, undoing all the work of setting up draconian detention camps? Or perhaps because such naïve concerns have no place in the grim, warlike post-9/11 world?
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