Set them free: PM's first shift on boat people - Immigration - www.smh.com.au
Mr Howard is by every definition a dirty scumbag. He's now willing to release a limited number of long-term detainees, who for 'practical reasons' cannot be returned to their place of origin. But the scumbag insists they are not refugees. They cannot return, so they're in another country to seek refuge, but to Mr Bush bum licker they are still not refugees. This move, if still a very minute and scheming one, is proof that lobbying and protesting is working. Howard needs to make concessions to keep us at bay. Sorry Johnnie but it's not good enough, we want all Asylum seekers released and all the detention centres closed down. But this is something Howard will not budge on.