Gitmo lawyer shows off a different kind of brief

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Meet David Remes, a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling and pro bono attorney for 15 Yemenis held at Guantanamo. Since 2005, Remes, who is half Yemeni, has been a high-profile member of the legal team challenging captives’ detention at Gitmo. And now, click here — if you dare — ...

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Meet David Remes, a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling and pro bono attorney for 15 Yemenis held at Guantanamo. Since 2005, Remes, who is half Yemeni, has been a high-profile member of the legal team challenging captives' detention at Gitmo.

And now, click here -- if you dare -- to see Remes at a recent news conference where, for some inexplicable reason, he decided that dropping trou' was a good way to show the assembled press corps just what his clients have had to endure.

Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Meet David Remes, a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling and pro bono attorney for 15 Yemenis held at Guantanamo. Since 2005, Remes, who is half Yemeni, has been a high-profile member of the legal team challenging captives’ detention at Gitmo.

And now, click here — if you dare — to see Remes at a recent news conference where, for some inexplicable reason, he decided that dropping trou’ was a good way to show the assembled press corps just what his clients have had to endure.

Just what comparison was he trying to draw? That his clients were made to stand around in their underwear? It’s an utter mystery. But one enigma has been cleared up: He’s not a boxers man.

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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