THE EDITOR: What is the fear that the independent senators possess concerning 300 soldiers acting as police officers for a period of two years?
If they were distrustful of the former Minister of National Security, he is no longer there. What is the problem?
The soldiers have been working with the police for the past ten years on joint patrols and the Hon Independent Senators had and have no objections to these joint patrols.
What is really bothering them? History will not absolve these senators if they continue to demonstrate their “stubbornness” in opposing the Bill without just cause. Or is it that all the goodly senators are of the view that in order to demonstrate that they are independent they must all do as the proverbial turkey: Push their heads into the sand thus leaving their behinds exposed to the criminals.
Israel B Khan SC