Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Too bad they didn't go with the name "Operation Iraqi Liberation" , then they could have saved space by simply chiselling O.I.L. into these headstones

"Troops' Gravestones Have Pentagon Slogans"
By DAVID PACE, Associated Press Writer (via 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.
The vast majority of military gravestones from other eras are inscribed with just the basic, required information: name, rank, military branch, date of death and, if applicable, the war and foreign country in which the person served.
Thanks to AntiChimp for pointing out this outrage.

4 comments:

Gary said...

It's probably not appropriate for me to laugh...but O.I.L!!! OMG>>>LOL!!!

Almost as funny as the government calim that the headstones weren't intentionally made for positive media exposure.

fatima76rafael said...
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Paul the Spud said...

Almost as funny as the government calim that the headstones weren't intentionally made for positive media exposure.

I heard that too, then I thought "How the hell does advertising on a gravestone make your WAR look good??"

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