I finally figured out why i find it so difficult to work up much sympathy/excitement for these two.
It is simply because this reaction from the Australian public is exactly what they were betting on. Australian public and government were one of their "cards" so to speak. When they went to Indo was only 2 years after Schapelle Corby had been sentenced to death and as a result the Australian public went nuts, the government were bending over backward to get her onto a lighter sentence, everything was happening. The Indonesian government were then STARTING to rethink the sentence and reduce it to life.
So i can't help but think this is exactly why they did it, while knowing what the usual sentence for drug smuggling is in Indonesia. I really think they bet their lives on Australia swooping in to save them if they were caught and it'd be all fine.
So, basically they said a giant "f4ck you, I'm Australian" to Indonesia and just did what they liked.
I have a huge problem with that. Not because i think the Death Penalty has any legitimacy to it, but because criminals should not be using the fact they're Australian to ignore another countrys rules and laws. Australia shouldn't be encouraging this type of behavior either.
Go to another country and smuggle drugs? NO WORRIES, Australia will bail you out.
Go to India and r@pe someone? NO WORRIES, being Australian affords you the right to break laws and get out of their punishments.
Go to the states and commit mass murder? All good. We'll get you out of it.
I think this is why I just can't work up any moral outrage. I can't feel sympathy for people who were happy to use being Australian as a get out of jail free card. It's not even they knew the punishment and still did it. Its they knew the punishment, still did it, and tried to manipulate the country into getting them out of it.