of all sides must be left room to move, to save face, to eat humble
pie. For the life of me I still fail to understand how a supposed
'libertarian' Government can look its fellow politicians and supporters
in the eye and say lets send them to Malaysia, a country with a
questionable human rights record, as a deterrent. I find this action as
symptomatic of the reasons why the Gillard Government is so lost in the
eyes of the electorate.
Why is there a need to process them
off score...why can't they be processed on shore? Fraser and Hawke had
no problem with accommodating the Vietnamese and Chinese respectively.
Why does Gillard have such a problem to do like wise, especially with
asylum seeker that stem from the ravages of wars, wars that have been
supported and fought by the Gillard Government.
desperately trying to bridge the political and humanitarian impasse. I
believe Gillard has set up the latest Refuge Panel with the hope that
it will recommend that Gillard abandons the Malaysian solution, thereby
building a pontoon for Gillard to escape from her embarrassing non
As far as Gillard is concerned she is in a
no win situation, a situation that is of her making. If Gillard somehow
manages to tag along the coat tails of the anticipated recommendations
of the Panel, that is to abandon Malaysia as a asylum solution, Gillard
will be then be seen by the electorate as lacking political judgement in
the first place. Bottom line Abbott wins again. Some say to smart for