It looks like Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is going to get hit by all sides of the political isle if lets in inmates from Guantanamo Bay to Australia:
KEVIN Rudd should immediately reverse a decision to allow former Guantanamo Bay inmates to resettle in Australia, the Opposition said today.
Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard has confirmed that Australia, along with a number of other countries, has been approached to consider resettling detainees from Guantanamo Bay.
“Any determination for an individual to come to Australia would be made on a case-by-case basis,” she said.
“For anyone to be accepted they would have to meet Australia’s strict legal requirement and go through normal rigorous assessment processes.”
But Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull said on Macquarie Radio the situation was unacceptable.
“It’s only in this morning’s report in The Australian that the Rudd government has made clear that it will accept these inmates of Guantanamo Bay,” he said.
“One of the things that is most troubling … is whether the Government would do so, accept former inmates from Guantanamo Bay, without disclosing that they have done so. [AAP]
I said this before, but I will be extremely surprised if Kevin Rudd allows any Gitmo detainees to reside in Australia.