Quote of the Day: Tony Abbott on the Rule of Law
Here he is, defending General Sisi, the new President of Egypt:
This is a general, but a general who has studied in both the United States and the United Kingdom, so he is certainly someone who is familiar with the rule of law.
Because everyone knows that you can’t learn about the rule of law outside the West. Duh.
PS. Abbott made his silly comment as a way of explaining why he was confident Egypt would not be unfair to Peter Greste, the Australian Al-Jazeera journalist accused — with no evidence whatsoever — of “spreading false news” and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
Greste was just sentenced to seven years in prison. I guess Sisi didn’t pay enough attention in his US and UK classes.