…a complaint brought by Veterans for Common Sense and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The groups are demanding an FBI investigation of Daniel Cooper, President George W. Bush’s Undersecretary for Benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Their complaint stems from an appearance Cooper made in a fundraising video for the evangelical group Christian Embassy, which carries out missionary work among the Washington elite as part of the Campus Crusade for Christ.
In the video, Cooper says of his Bible study, “it’s not really about carving out time, it really is a matter of saying what is important. And since that’s more important than doing the job — the job’s going to be there, whether I’m there or not.”
Since Cooper was appointed the head of the Veterans Benefits Administration, the number of veterans waiting on their disability claims has increased dramatically, from 325,000 in 2002 to 600,000 today.