Put It In Your Pantry with Your Cupcakes

Monday, May 24, 2004

U.S. Preparing for Influx of Compensation Claims by Abused Iraqis:

"The officials said the abuse claims would be processed under the Foreign Claims Act, and not under the authority of the Geneva Conventions. The 1982 act provides compensation to foreigners for injury, death or property damage caused by noncombat activities of American troops. The government's liability under the act is broad, though certain types of claims are excluded. Payment is not approved, for instance, for 'claimants who are deemed unfriendly to the United States.' It was not immediately clear whether Iraqi detainees might be viewed as unfriendly. "

What a way to absolve yourself from any blame. Could this government be any sneakier?
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