Back in 2003, Federal Liberal MP Sophie Panopoulos (now Mirabella) was keen to see that Australian “terrorist” David Hicks “paid for his crimes”.
Her eagle eye had spotted that Hicks’ father Terry was trying to beat up sympathy for his son.
In an attempt to attract sympathy, Hicks’s father told the media this week that his son had lost his sense of humour and weight while in Guantanamo Bay.
No doubt Sophie had a good laugh at that.
Today we learn that David Hicks has not just lost his sense of humour, but has also lost his mind.
During the last family call in July, Hicks had trouble speaking and was incoherent for almost 30 minutes, Mr Hicks said. “The first half an hour of that phone call was absolutely terrible,” Mr Hicks said.
Sophie Mirabella is not returning calls, so the fate of her sense of humour is unknown