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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:01 PM
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White House Asks Court to Void POW Award
http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/politic...

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WASHINGTON - The Bush administration urged an appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's order awarding nearly $1 billion in Iraqi money to 17 Americans taken prisoner by Saddam Hussein's government during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Attorneys for the POWs, who were tortured and starved, countered that the award - to be paid from Iraqi government assets frozen in this country - in no way threatens the rebuilding of Iraq, taking issue with the central argument of the administration.

Justice Department attorney Gregory Katsas said that foreign policy interests are at stake, and that the POWs' claims should be handled through diplomatic channels rather than the courts.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:07 PM
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1. Yeah they might get some relief
when they have one foot in the grave.
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