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Tort "Reform" In Iraq

Saw a sarcastic post that invoked the Monty Python Holy Grail rabbit sketch regarding a fisherman in Iraq who was shot for brandishing a fish towards a helicopter.  The post also notes that the Army is compensating the families of innocent civilians with generous sums like $500.00 for the death of a child.  I wonder if the ATRA had a hand in the compensation scheme?

Source: Yave Begnet: fostering goodwill

"In another incident, in 2005, an American soldier in a dangerous Sunni Arab area south of Baghdad killed a boy after mistaking his book bag for a bomb satchel. The Army paid the boy’s uncle $500. "

Warning - the post above drops at least one F-bomb, although it seems like an appropriate usage to me.

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