More of HM Tax Money Waste

It's getting better every day. While the British state budget is slated to generate the largest deficit ever, there is still money to defend these pillars of civil society:

  • According to documents obtained by The Post under Britain's Freedom of Information Act, the U.K. Legal Services Commission has paid the equivalent of $371,207 in legal fees for Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi citizen who served as bin Laden's public relations representative in London from 1994 until his arrest in 1998.
  • The documents show that British taxpayers have covered $163,420 in legal bills for Adel Abdel Bary, an Egyptian confidant of al-Qaeda's deputy leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
  • The Legal Services Commission said it also paid $323,149 in legal costs for Ibrahim Eidarous, another Egyptian fighting extradition to the United States. Eidarous died of leukemia in July while under house arrest in London. The commission did not provide a breakdown of the fees or disclose who received them.

If the allegiations against these three men (two still alive) have some substance behind them - and looking at their effort to stall the legal procedure through frivolous appeals and such, I heavily believe these guys will spend some decades behind bars for their roles in Al Qaeida, and the UK should put them into the next plane and have them flown to Guantanamo or continental US.

And then find the ner-do-wells who approved the financing of this abuse of the British legal system and make them pay back every penny, with interest. HM Tax Money Waste at it's best, again and again.