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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:45 AM
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Remains of 274 U.S. Troops Dumped in Landfill: Report (Bush Administration)
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 11:45 AM by Hissyspit
Source: AFP

Remains of 274 U.S. troops dumped in landfill: report

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, December 8, 2011

WASHINGTON The US Air Force dumped the cremated, partial remains of at least 274 troops in a landfill before halting the secretive practice in 2008, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

The procedure was never formally authorized or disclosed to senior Pentagon officials, who conducted a review of the cremation policies of Dover Air Base the main point of entry for US war dead in 2008, the Post said.

Nor was the dumping ever disclosed to the families of the fallen troops, who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a respectful and dignified manner, the Post said, citing Air Force officials.

The newspaper quoted officials as saying that a precise count of the remains disposed of at a Virginia landfill would require searching through the records of 6,300 troops whose remains have passed through Dover since 2001.


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/08/remains-of-274-u-... /
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:47 AM
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1. Absolutely horrible.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:54 AM
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2. when I read this I see W's phony face yapping about honoring our men and women...
.....if there is a God, why isn't George W. Bush under lock and key somewhere?

This is a scandal that ought to be on every network tonight.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:49 PM
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6. If there were a god
bush would be in the bowels of hell having his flesh burned off
once a day every day
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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:12 PM
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3. Mission Accomplished! nt
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:17 PM
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4. That is what happens when the Press is kept away.
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:26 PM
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5. as kissenger once said, we are nothing but cannon fodder
cannon fodder for corporate interest, cannon fodder for their global agenda. They have no honor-what would a bunch of chickenhawks know about war, except, that their families and corporate friends can make a lot of big bucks.

And gen. smedley butler is rolling in his grave.
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:54 PM
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7. True.
K&r
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:00 PM
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8. Shame on them. To treat people who gave their lives for their country like garbage
is absolutely despicable.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:34 PM
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9. it's our responsibility to post this wherever we can so people can see it
Send it to media outlets. Send it to your congressman and ask for an investigation. Write a letter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Send it to all those who honor veterans and care about military issues.
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