Not admitting anything
Get ready to slip this story into the "Are there any (alleged) depths to which the U.S. has not stooped yet?" chunky file folder. According to an Associated Press
story, "two Iraqi businessmen who were imprisoned by U.S. forces in Iraq claimed that U.S. soldiers threw them into a cage of lions in a Baghdad palace, as part of a terrifying interrogation in 2003." I guess it's the Christians' revenge.
The Iraqis are coming to the U.S., where their case has been picked up by the ACLU
and Human Rights First
and the case against the U.S. has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. The Army, perhaps not surprisingly, denies any knowledge of this, but is apparently investigating.
Apparently, the lions aren't suing anybody. It is thought they have been sent to zoos.