Simple answer - they are no longer convenient as tools to bash John Howard with.
WHERE are they now, those hypocrites who once noisily wept over John Howard’s “cruelty” to boat people?
Why aren’t they shedding tears over the 170 boat people since believed killed under these more “compassionate” policies they voted for?
Twelve more suspected deaths at sea last week. Another 100 feared dead last October. Families drowning in the months before that. Five men blown up at Ashmore Reef.
So many bodies in the sea. So many people recklessly lured to their deaths.
So why this cowardly, guilty, avert-the-gaze silence from those once so quick to cry over boat people when the Liberals were in charge?
I’m talking about the kind of activists who erected hundreds of decorated poles in a Canberra park to mourn the 353 SIEV X passengers who in 2001 drowned in Indonesian waters - but under Howard’s watch.
I’m talking about activists such as former ambassador Tony Kevin, who falsely suggested the SIEV X was “almost certainly sabotaged” by agents of this evil Howard regime.
I’m talking about...
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