Dawn (alphasunrise) wrote,

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Opportunism strikes

(More ranty than normal.)

A young reservist in Texas is suing the state because the state won't pay him compensation for injuries in Iraq. He argues that since his injuries occurred after the end of major combat operations, he is entitled to compensation from the state's Crime Victim's Fund as a victim of terrorism.

What bullshit.

While he will require much assistance to overcome the loss of his leg, tapping into the crime victim's fund makes a mockery of the reason behind the fund. He was a soldier, a volunteer soldier, who was serving on active duty in uniform in a hostile enviroment--"war" was not over, and still is not. By his reasoning, the soldiers injured in any military action could be considered "crime victims."

People like this opportunistic bastard and his bottom-feeding lawyer uncle make me ill.

Article here.
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