"He's guilty - he said he's guilty.Ruddock is not far behind, rejecting suggestions the plea was made under duress.
"Of course, if he said he was guilty and he wasn't guilty, he would be perjuring himself...
"You'll see over the next few days, Hicks will sign up a full admission of what he did.
"It's not just a question of a guilty plea but in the military commission process, the judge will go through allegation by allegation in relation to the facts of what he was doing and that will be made public."
"I don't know what the duress is," he said.