Re: “Survivors get big payouts” (TNT, 3-26):
Compensation of $50,000 for a death and $11,000 for an injury was paid in the shooting rampage by a rogue American soldier. According to the article, each family was told “that the money came from President Barack Obama.”
It’s unfortunate that the taxpayers received no credit for this act since the Afghans appear to be angry with the United States as a whole and not merely the president. It is disingenuous for the leader of the free world to take personal credit for the issuance of taxpayer-supplied funds. Perhaps this being an election year has some bearing.