December 10, 2006

KITCHENER WEPT:

Wounded to get millions in compensation (Sean Rayment, 12/10/06, Sunday Telegraph)

Hundreds of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are to be awarded millions of pounds in compensation following a ruling by the Government that they are victims of crime not war.

Just when you thought Europe couldn't be any more trivial.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 10, 2006 10:20 AM
Comments

We are only 2 years or so from such a Ruling by our own Supreme Ct.

It will likely be in the form of a class action. suit.

Stick a fork in Western Civ. It's over.

Posted by: Bruno at December 10, 2006 11:10 AM

Won't woldiers "pull a Kerry" not to get medals, but to get them thar millions in compensation?

Posted by: erp at December 10, 2006 11:55 AM

Whose crime? Bushitler and his little lapdog, Blairikins? Doesn't the commission of a crime require a criminal? Or is this one of those "it's society's fault" crimes where there are only victims, including the perps?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 10, 2006 1:33 PM

In WWII, a "million-dollar wound" was one just bad enough to get you sent back to the US. But we haven't been using WWII rules for some time now.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at December 10, 2006 2:25 PM

And when the subway blows up again, who are they going to sue to get said compensation?

Posted by: Sandy P at December 10, 2006 6:17 PM

And when the subway blows up again, who are they going to sue to get said compensation?

Posted by: Sandy P at December 10, 2006 6:18 PM

A bit off-topic, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why the victims of terrorism want to sue. Wouldn't they do better hiring mercenaries to go and kill their tormentors?

Posted by: ratbert at December 10, 2006 6:39 PM
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