Saturday, May 10, 2008

PENTAGON USES CREMATORY FOR DEAD VETS . . . AND DEAD PETS

WASHINGTON POST The U.S. military has, since 2001, cremated some of the remains of American service members killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere at a Delaware facility that also cremates pets, a practice that ended yesterday when the Pentagon banned the arrangement. The facility, located in an industrial park near Dover Air Force Base, has cremated about 200 service members, manager David A. Bose estimated last night. It uses separate crematories a few feet apart to cremate humans and animals, he added, insisting that there had "not been any people gone through the pet crematory."

Pentagon officials said they do not think that human remains and animal remains were ever commingled at the facility. "We have absolutely no evidence whatsoever at this point that any human remains were at all ever mistreated," Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said at a news conference hastily convened last night.

Regardless, the Pentagon will no longer permit crematories not located with funeral homes to handle the remains of U.S. troops, defense officials said.

4 Comments:

At May 11, 2008 1:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this a problem? Emperor W has been shitting on live troops for years in broad daylight, sneaking their bodies back into the country in the dead of night (out of media eye) and basically acting like a retarded Caligula since the day his appointment began ...

Given the regard W has for the troops (and the American people) we're lucky he doesn't let Halliburton put the bodies in the dissolving tanks and use the resulting mixture as MREs for the other troops in IraqighanistanNam.

 
At May 11, 2008 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather have mine or a loved ones' ashes intermingled with an animal's, any day of the week, than a vast number of humans I could name...

 
At May 12, 2008 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should anyone care what happens to an empty shell?

Worf

 
At May 12, 2008 11:57 AM, Anonymous robbie said...

It may be just because I'm not old fashioned, but, really, why is this a big deal? Does anyone remember "ashes to ashes, dust to dust"? Animal dust is just like human dust. Shouldn't people be more worried about not letting the soldiers die in the first place?

 

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