Monday, 13 September 2004

A Modest Proposal

Several Indonesian security guards died or were injured while protecting the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

A modest proposal : that they and their immediate families be granted the right of permanent residency here (and citizenship should they desire it), and a fund be created to compensate them, and educate their children free of cost at any Australian or Indonesian academic institution.

The comparison is odious, but if Saddam Hussein could offer $20,000 to the families of suicide bombers to kill random Jews, can we do any less for those who gave their lives for our cause?