Sign of the times...abused Iraqis enjoy more rights in seeking compensation for DoD abuses than U.S. soldiers and sailors who've suffered a great deal more over so many decades.
U.S. Preparing for Influx of Compensation Claims by Abused Iraqis
By CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS
New York Times
Most [claims paid thus far] involved accidents or cases of negligence, "like when a tank runs over a garden," he said. Military leaders in the field were frequently given cash and wide latitude to distribute it among Iraqis injured in military operations.
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