"...THE jury in Australia's largest terrorism case has been asked to consider the "evil" America has done, as a court judges 12 Melbourne men accused of plotting to commit "violent jihad".
Opening the defense case today, lawyer Remy van de Wiel, QC, told the jury America had suffered an enormous blow to its pride as a result of the September 11 World Trade Center attack.
Mr Van de Wiel described the attacks as "evil and shocking".
"But don't forget, America has done many evil things too," Mr van de Wiel told the court.
He also told the Victorian Supreme Court jury to be cautious about forming the opinion that Osama bin Laden, who it has heard was a hero to the leader of the Melbourne group, was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
"To say this was all orchestrated by Osama bin Laden is also very silly," he said.
"He has never claimed responsibility." (source)
I wonder what percentage of Americans agree with this...