Thursday, November 10, 2011

How the Un-American Empire Treats Its War Dead

A revelation rich in symbolism that rightly has bereaved family members "appalled and disgusted" — Remains of war dead dumped in landfill. "My only peace of mind in losing my husband was that he was taken to Dover and that he was handled with dignity, love, respect and honor. That was completely shattered for me when I was told that he was thrown in the trash."

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Empire building is dirty work. And the victims can be soldiers and sailors too. What this story points out is the sheer lack of honor that has permeated so much of our imperial culture. But honor is one of the first things to go by the way-side once empire-building is undertaken.

As Chesterton asked, what good is country upon which the sun never sets?

November 11, 2011 at 1:19 PM  

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