Wednesday, December 24, 2003

"Queue jumpers"

When the Tampa refugees arrived, the Australian government was quick to label them as "queue-jumpers", and dump them on Nauru where they would not trouble Australian voters' consciences. Several have since been deported back to Afghanistan - a policy that our local "intelligent left" would no doubt approve of.

Unfortunately, it seems that several of those they deported were executed on arrival. Guess they weren't "queue-jumpers" after all, but genuine refugees.