August 23, 2005

The selling of the pentagon

I am just so horrified and disappointed by the never-ending, self-serving, callousness of the Bush government.

Now they are using the gravestones of military who died in Iraq to promote and justify this war.

Yahoo News:

Unlike earlier wars, nearly all Arlington National Cemetery gravestones for troops killed in Iraq or Afghanistan are inscribed with the slogan-like operation names the Pentagon selected to promote public support for the conflicts.

Families of fallen soldiers and Marines are being told they have the option to have the government-furnished headstones engraved with "Operation Enduring Freedom" or "Operation Iraqi Freedom" at no extra charge, whether they are buried in Arlington or elsewhere. A mock-up shown to many families includes the operation names.

Posted by jackhodgson at August 23, 2005 04:57 PM