It’s probably an unworthy thought given that at least 5 people (presumably all Indonesian Muslims) have been killed, but I can’t help wondering whether Abu Bakr Bashir is a closet member of the Liberal Party. National security and the War against Terror front and centre.
Update – The Sydney Morning Herald already has a web poll up asking readers to vote on which Australian political party they think will benefit most from the Jakarta terror attack. A bit crass I think. Tim’s echo chamber might want to go over and give the editor a piece of their collective mind.
Then there’s T2, whose latest post castigates Howard’s “(and his minister’s) ongoing willingness to exploit the very real threat of terror for personal political gain (most recent example being Phillip Ruddock dancing on the grave of dead Russian children)“. I don’t accept that that’s a fair statement about Howard, as I made clear in the comment box to this post. Unfortunately most of the RWDBs don’t bother to read past the first line. It makes intelligent discussion with them all but impossible.