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February 19, 2006

ANYONE WHO THINKS "PAPER TIGER" is a synonym for "harmless" has never been involved in litigation:

A soldier wounded in Afghanistan and the widow of his slain comrade were awarded a $102.6 million judgment from the estate of a suspected al-Qaida financier.

U.S. District Judge Paul Cassell said the lawsuit may be the first filed by an American soldier against terrorists under the Patriot Act. . . . Attorney Dennis Flynn said the U.S. and Canadian governments have frozen the assets of the elder Khadr.

Sic the trial lawyers on 'em. They'll be begging for mercy.

UPDATE: Howard Bashman has more, including a link to the opinion.