From Yahoo News:
Iraq has quietly agreed to pay $400 million in claims to American citizens who say they were tortured or traumatized by Saddam Hussein’s regime.
From The New York Times:
A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that former prisoners of the CIA could not sue over their alleged torture in overseas prisons because such a lawsuit might expose secret government information..
So the bankrupt Iraqi government is forced to pay for the sins of a past government that it played no part in, while the liquid US government that is involved in the cases of many abused Iraqis remains shielded from blame.
Glenn Greenwald at Salon laments the absurdity of it all.