How we stopped the boats

We need to be abundantly clear on this: we "stopped the boats" by being unspeakably cruel to people who, in all probability (based on the available data) were in desperate need of our help. If you are happy in your conscience to inflict this cruelty on innocent individuals - many of whom are children - coming to us in their time of greatest need, only then should you speak with admiration of the government's "success" in relation to the "refugee problem". Only then is "stopping the boats" a virtue and not a sin, if not a crime.