John Howard, Alexander Downer and Philip Ruddock succeeded in having David Hicks gagged until after the election. They say it is a coincidence, but if you believe that, I have a Harbour Bridge I would like to sell you.
They are now looking at control orders on Hicks, after abandoning him for five years of torture and deprivation. What petty, petty men!
Vic Adams, Reid (Canberra Times letter)