American lawyer drops his drawers for al Qaeda; Updated — lawyer and firm part ways

Bumped to the top and updated, 9:45 AM, July 26:: David Remes, Who Dropped His Pants in Yemen, to Leave Covington [scan down]

First, the original post (July 16, 2008)

Covington & Burling lawyer David Remes

The caption for that Reuters photograph reads:

Sanaa, Yemen: US lawyer David Remes, who represents 16 Yemeni prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay, takes his trousers off during a press conference. He was demonstrating what the typical al Qaeda lawyer wears while on a date with his clients. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

I made up everything after the word ‘demonstrating’ and before the word ‘photograph.’

It is accurate to say that David Remes traveled to Yemen, stepped in front of an Al Jazzera microphone, and dropped his pants to demonstrate “the mistreatment suffered by his clients.”

He acted like a fool yet al Qaeda’s American lawyers have no shame; they routinely spread jihadist propaganda and lie to their own country. Go ahead; click here to see the unedited version, unedited except for an application of the most appropriate color. Now he is all set for the next ‘hate our troops’ rally.

Hat tip to the Jawa Report.

Updated, 9:45 AM, July 26:

According to the Law Blog at the Wall Street Journal: David Remes, Who Dropped His Pants in Yemen, to Leave Covington:

David Remes, who made Law Blog headlines last week for removing his pants at a news conference in Yemen, is leaving the firm, according to the Legal Times, which reported the news over the weekend. Remes will reportedly devote himself exclusively to human rights litigation.

Remes reportedly announced his resignation from Covington on Friday. “My departure is the inevitable outcome of my human rights work at the firm in the past four years, which became a consuming passion,” he said in a statement. Remes said in his statement that he had informed the firm in May of his intention to leave.

I believe the last sentence about as much as I believe the propaganda Mr. Remes espouses on behalf of his terrorist clients. Yet they say the good lies always contain an element of truth. Perhaps him publicly dropping his pants only sped up his departure.

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