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US court to address Iraq immunity

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posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 01:31 AM
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US court to address Iraq immunity


www.news.com.au

THE US Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether the Iraqi Government has immunity to lawsuits filed in US courts for alleged misdeeds committed under Saddam Hussein's regime.

American plaintiffs suing Iraq are seeking compensation from the current Iraqi Government for emotional distress they said they suffered when their fathers were in custody under the Saddam regime.

A date has not yet been set for the hearing.
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posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 01:31 AM
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This has me giggling. I can't stand laws, most are pathetic and defy common sense.

So, relatives of US people, captured by the old Iraq regime, want to sue the current Iraq government for the distress they suffered, while their relations were being imprisoned under Saddam???

What does the current Iraq government have to do with Saddam? Didn't the USA hang Saddam, smash up his ruling party and install their own puppet government?

Now the Supreme Court has to make a ruling on twist that Bush signed off in 2003, as to whether or not Iraq is now immune to lawsuits.

That makes my head spin.

If the US ex-detainees can sue the Iraq government, then will the innocent ex-Gitmo detainees be allowed to sue Bush and Cheney?

www.news.com.au
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[edit on 10-1-2009 by tezzajw]



posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 02:06 AM
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At this point, I would see NO problem in 'ordinary people' finding a way to take advantage of the spoils before the sinking ship goes down.

What I mean, is that the already uber-rich have been given insane amounts of cash in the form of 'bailouts' and just plain taking advantage of consumers... Why not the rest of us try and get a little something, too? Especially after ALL that money taxpayers put into Iraq! Wouldn't it make sense for a couple of ordinary people to make out with a little something, for once??

Eh... Actually, I agree with you. This lawsuit sounds stupid.



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