Because you can never sink too low

November 14th, 2003 – 11:59 pm
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Just in case you still weren’t sure that Bush and his cronies are a bunch of heartless bastards, here’s more proof:

The Bush administration is seeking to block a group of American troops who were tortured in Iraqi prisons during the Persian Gulf war in 1991 from collecting any of the hundreds of millions of dollars in frozen Iraqi assets they won last summer in a federal court ruling against the government of Saddam Hussein.

In a court challenge that the administration is winning so far but is not eager to publicize, administration lawyers have argued that Iraqi assets frozen in bank accounts in the United States are needed for Iraqi reconstruction and that the judgment won by the 17 former American prisoners should be overturned.

If the administration succeeds, the former prisoners would be deprived of the money they won and, they say, of the validation of a judge’s ruling that documented their accounts of torture by the Iraqis — including beatings, burnings, starvation, mock executions and repeated threats of castration and dismemberment.

Since no amount of money can compensate them for their suffering anyway (according to a White House spokesman), why give these guys the money awarded to them by the court when it can be use to boost the profits of Halliburton? Geez. Hopefully this will be another nail in the coffin of the idea that Bush and company actually “support our troops.”

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