Friday, January 18, 2008

A Ripoff, Franks-ly Speaking

It seems as retired General Tommy "Dumbya's Army" Franks lent his name to- - and got $100,000 from - - veterans "charity" groups that were more interested in lining their pockets with contributions than actually helping veterans. The groups, Help Hospitalized Veterans and the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes Foundation, paid Franks the big money to endorse the "charities", which according to the American Institute for Philanthopy, were ripping off contributors by only providing a very small portion of donations to the veterans.

Franks later expressed "misgivings" about the "charities" and withdrew his support. No word on whether his conscience prompted him to return the $100,000.

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