Abu Ghraib Victims Richly Compensated for Their TroublesS

Six dozen Iraqis who were imprisoned by Americans at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere during the Iraq War sued a private U.S. contractor that provided employees to the prison. According to the NYT, "The plaintiffs complained of 'heinous acts' and torture at the hands of military and contractor personnel, including rape and sexual assault, beatings, forced nudity, humiliation and isolation." Not to worry, though—they are being fairly compensated for their discomfort.

The plaintiffs have settled their lawsuit with the contractor, Engility Holdings. The amount of the settlement: $5.28 million. The average amount of that per plaintiff, before expenses: $74,366. What they are being compensated for, once gain: rape, sexual assault, beatings, forced nudity, humiliation and isolation.

Great deal.

[Photo: AP]