Saturday, March 17, 2012

The expression "in the line of fire" was also considered

Hanging and firing squad are both favoured forms of capital punishment in Afghanistan.

7 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

Surely it is a vindication of Western efforts that in Afghanistan there are some laws. Sometimes.

Smut Clyde said...

To communicate his sense of urgency to a US audience he could have said he "needed breathing space" or he was "dealing with a charged environment".

Smut Clyde said...

Afghanistan there are some laws. Sometimes.

And very nice laws they are too. And if you don't like them, that's fine, they have other laws.

The existence in the Constitution of an article stating in effect that any law can be overruled by a religious authority -- and its prominence as Article #3 -- is rather a worry.

The prominence of Article #10 ("The State encourages and protects private capital investments and enterprises based on the market economy and guarantees their protection in accordance with the provisions of law") is an indication, I guess, of the conflicting pressures on the Afghan council when they were cobbling the whole farrago together.

vacuumslayer said...

Not helping with the cheery-making!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Also could have said "there is a problem with de fenestration."

mikey said...

You guys CRAZY.

These things are so cheap just keep a couple of them around.

You'll be amazed how differently you'll come to think about moving huge amounts of data around.

Smut Clyde said...

The French version would complain about the "thin end of the wedge".