After five years in Gitmo, we are finally getting close to hearing what Hicks is alleged to have done:
Colonel Morris Davis, chief prosecutor for the US Office of Military Commissions, has dismissed any notion of Hicks as a young and naive adventurer.Colonel Davis also said Hicks translated training manuals for Al Quaeda, something which Hick's lawyer scoffed at.
"David Hicks attended basic training, the al-Qaeda basic training, (and) went back for repeated advance courses in terrorism," Colonel Davis told Fairfax.
"He knew and associated with a number of al-Qaeda senior leadership. He conducted surveillance on the US embassy and other embassies.
"He eventually left Afghanistan and it's my understanding was heading back to Australia when 9/11 happened.
"When he heard about 9/11, he said it was a good thing (and) he went back to the battlefield, back to Afghanistan, and reported in to the senior leadership of al-Qaeda and basically said, 'I'm David Hicks and I'm reporting for duty'."
Let's see some real charges and some evidence, Colonel. And no, not evidence extracted by torture.