If they went out and killed someone, and then said "hey, I didn't know murder was a crime", would they be a victim?
All these "victims" that the likes of Jesse Jackson and Chris Dodd are promoting are criminals who knowingly, stupidly and greedily committed mortgage fraud (they were called "liar's loans" for a reason). Instead of expecting a taxpayer-funded bailout, they and their co-conspirators should be expecting a taxpayer-funded FBI agent to come knocking on their door.
If we were a nation of laws that is, and not a nation of "victims". My fear is that we're now the latter, and that's why we're in the mess we are today.