26 October 2010

The Devil is in the...

...details, er... law degree...

In a phone interview with the CBC from Guantanamo Bay, Khadr's lawyer, Dennis Edney labelled the plea deal "a piece of paper," and said his client "would have confessed to anything, including the killing of John F. Kennedy, just to get out of this hellhole."
Geez, Dennis.. I hope you're not saying you counseled your client to lie under oath...
He told the court no one had forced him to change his pleas. When asked if he had killed Speer in 2002, Khadr answered, quietly, "Yes." When asked if it was true that he conspired with Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, he also answered "Yes."
Now, I'm no lawyer... but isn't giving a false confession subverting the course of justice?

Finally, here's a question, folks... what exactly would it take, to get you to confess to... "war crimes, including murder and conspiracy."

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FROM THE GLOBE & MAIL COMMENTS:

Apparently not everybody's as into "multi-cultural glam" as the Style Editor at the Globe...
"Shame on you, G&M! This is a slap in the face to all the girls and women in Canada and worldwide who are beaten, locked up and murdered by their families for refusing to wear this symbol of opression."
Yikers... I'm beginning to see where Rob Ford got some of his support.


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