Outrage Of The Day

1 comment July 24th, 2007at 09:59pm Posted by Eli

Sonofabitch.

FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Twenty soldiers deployed to Iraq from this Army base were killed in May, a monthly high. That same month, the base announced a change in how it would honor its dead: instead of units holding services after each death, they would be held collectively once a month.

The anger and hurt were immediate. Soldiers’ families and veterans protested the change as cold and logistics-driven. Critics online said the military was trying to repress bad news about deaths. By mid-June, the base had delayed the plan.

[Its commander, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, was expected to decide Wednesday whether to go through with it.]

“If I lost my husband at the beginning of the month, what do you do, wait until the end of the month?” asked Toni Shanyfelt, who said her husband was serving one of multiple tours in Iraq. “I don’t know if it’s more convenient for them, or what, but that’s insane.”

You know, caskets are pretty expensive – maybe they should just bulldoze them all into a pit or something.

Tell me again how the Bush administration is honoring and supporting our troops???

(h/t FDL reader LS)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,War

1 Comment

  • 1. oldwhitelady  |  July 24th, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Yeah, shrub is so grateful to the troops to be fighting his war. I can certainly see that, now. Just the thought of trying to have a collective service, instead of a service for each PERSON, pisses me off.


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