As keen as we all are for the David Hicks trial to be over and done with, and to be done well, I have a certain unease about how much of this is being staged in the public arena. With senior prosecution saying at a new conference yesterday to aseembled journalists "You will see on TV in the coming days what Hicks was involved in, and then you can make up your own mind"
No "Allegedly involved in", no prejudicing the fair trial. No refusal to comment while the matter is sub judice.
And then already, for what ever reason, part of Hicks's team have already been removed because they are ineligible to stand before a military commission.
No this doesn't sound terribly impartial to me. Expeditious maybe, but not impartial