Saturday, July 08, 2006

Attorney-client privilege is for terrorist-lovers

* ron got a shoutout from AP for his work on the coulter story. yay Ron.

* teemu in the comments:
Wapo today:
Signs of Detainees' Planning Alleged
Messages Found On Legal Papers

Three suicides at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may have been part of a broader plot by detainees who were using confidential lawyer-client papers and envelopes to pass handwritten notes their guards could not intercept, according to documents that government lawyers filed yesterday in federal court.


"...detainees had developed practices for misusing the existence of a privileged attorney-client communication system," the government lawyers wrote
Coming soon: Attorney-client privilege is for terrorist-lovers.
teemu has previously expressed his concerns that finnish-to-english snark might not translate very well. anyone wanna call him on it?


Bukko_in_Australia said...

Any Malice-in-Blunderland regime that would call a mass suicide "an act of asymmetrical warfare" would have no problem saying that lawyers helped their clients kill themselves. After all, isn't that why those evil "trial lawyers" try to get their clients out of jail? Because the lawyers want the people they're trying to free to actually kill themselves!

And the people who want to imprison the Gitmo inmates forever -- they're the ones who are trying to keep them alive! By strapping the prisoners to beds if they hunger-strike, shoving feeding tubes up their noses and squirting liquid food into their stomachs. After all, the longer they're alive, the longer they'll suffer for what they did. Whatever that was. But we're not telling anyone. Even them.

So you're in Oz, mate? Good onya! My wife and are are middle-aged Yanks, but we emigrated to Melbourne last year because we were so morally sick of being tax-paying cogs of the war machine. I'm a registered nurse, so I could get a work visa. Howard and the Libs are far from perfect, but at least they're fascists with a small "f", not world-devouring big-F'ers who are farkin' up everything under the Sun. I feel so much less guilty here.

As for Finnish-to-English snark, my screen name "Bukkonen" is what my surname (Buck) would be if transmuted to Suomi-speak.

lukery said...

bukko - good to hear from you.

melbourne rocks. hope you are liking it.

congrats for leaving the warmachine. was a digusting mess the bushco team have created in 6 short years.

the "asymmetrical warfare" was brilliant. just when you think these people couldnt outdo themselves...

(btw: finnish snark can be among the best. teemu rocks.)

rimone said...

what lukery said, Bukko especially congrats for leaving the warmachine.

i'm from NYC but living in Germany and now England since a week after 9/11 and happy i'm not there. :-) visiting almost physically pains me but that's another story.

lukery said...

i REALLY miss london.

morning coffee on kings road outside


Kathleen said...

I went to live in Sicily for a year when Nixon was elected. Had to return for family is different seeing the world from another perspective.

Healthy, I spent some of that year in Sardinia where there was no electricty so no news at all.

lukery said...

no news is good news.