An un-named Taliban fighter, wounded in fighting against United States troops in Afhganistan, has lodged a multi-million dollar law suit against the soldier who is alleged to have fired the bullet that shot his testicles off.
The man, known only in the court papers as Mr A, says he was minding his own business, abusing women and girls for trying to read, when a Pvt. Dan McGwire from the 3rd Ranger Battalion opened fire and hit him in the groin, leading to massive blood loss and the complete removal of his wedding tackle.
His lawyer, Michael Mansfield QC, is understood to be travelling to Washington to begin proceedings against the bullet's makers, Alliant Technologies, Pvt McGwire and Toyota, just for the hell of it.
"This case is absolutely outrageous." Mr Mansfield said as he boarded a plane at Heathrow tonight. "My client has the perfect right to subjugate people as he believes his religion tells him. Whether he is misguided or not is not the question. What is, is whether an illeducated hick from Kentucky (McGwire's home state) has the right to fire without warning at an uneducated man in another country."
"I see this as a test case. Although it's essentially a test to see how much money I casn make before it's rejected out of hand."