Ya Corby is as guilty as a kid with his hand caught in the cookie jar. Everybody knows that. Dont know where all these stirrings are coming from, everybody I know agrees you have to accept the law of the land where you are visiting. If you are stupid enough to smuggle drugs in South East Asia then you are just asking for trouble.
The issues come down to this though. Australia does not believe in the death penalty, so it will try hard to convince said governments to grant leniency. Australia has a free media, if you dont like what they are reporting then dont subscribe to it. What do you propose, having a censored or government run mouth piece? Yeah I dont think so.
Marty Natalegawa is a very intelligent man, he is quite an impressive person from all the interviews I have seen him in. Of course there were going to be questions with the Marines stationed in Darwin, but as Marty said he asked the questions and he was given appropriate answers that were acceptable. So if Indonesia doesnt have a problem with the deployment then nobody else should.