[FoRK] Fwd: Vast Differences in Compensation.doc

Ian Andrew Bell fork at ianbell.com
Mon Mar 15 06:23:06 PST 2004


On 14-Mar-04, at 6:43 PM, Robert S. Thau wrote:

> Ian Andrew Bell writes:
>>
>> Otherwise it's ridiculous to give people millions of dollars because 
>> we
>> feel really bad.
>
> Huh?  The point of the 9/11 victims compensation fund is to settle
> those lawsuits preemptively -- many victims' families have been very
> slow to sign on for their "free money" in large measure because they
> don't want to give up the right to sue...

This, my friend, is my point exactly.  So why shouldn't the surviving 
family of the dead soldiers in the latest Iraq misadventure be able to 
sue the US government for wrongful death, assuming it becomes widely 
understood that the war was not justified?

-Ian.


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