Now this is in a way quite amusing. The government seems to have ruled that since we're not at war in Iraq (we won it, remember?) all those people still being injured are actually the victims of crime, and hence should get large amounts of compensation.
There's a bit of me that wants to think "serves the government right". Except it doesn't, because it doesn't matter to them how much money they spend - they just mug the taxpayer for more.
The only thing that will serve this government right about the war is if they get kicked out, sued by the relatives of those killed, and if those who knew they were lying get sent to Iraq to help restore the peace.
That's not a suggestion (well, apart from the kicking out bit); it's an observation about the nature of justice in society.