Despite calls for various people to resign over the Mohammed Haneef debacle, the government’s going to bluff their way out of it.
Kevin Andrews, in my estimate (and yours) the head which should roll first, is staying schtumm.
Mr Andrews said he would be happy to release the information but was not about to act improperly. Asked if he ever expected to be able to release the information Mr Andrews said: “I don’t know. I take advice… I will continue to do that because I think it’s important that I act on advice when I make decisions.”
Good thinking, Kevin. Listen to your advice, yes.
So, with Haneef out of the country and everyone saying nothing, we’ll soon forget. My guess is that sooner or later — but certainly before the election — we’ll find some other nearly-terrorist to arrest. This time the charges will stick. And buried down in the bottom of the story will be the news that Haneef’s been given his visa back.
Mind you, I could still be wrong. The day is but young…