There are some things that the public just doesn’t need to be told and some things they are told seem more designed to stir up contentions, sell newspapers or draw an audience to a certain TV or Radio News station. The headline titled in this post seems to be a perfect example of that from Portland, Oregon’s KPTV 12.
Reading the headline, who wouldn’t be angered believing human remains from the terrorist attacks were so cavalierly dumped in a landfill? Who wouldn’t be concerned over ecological damage from human remains just thrown out in an open landfill?
Reading the article, we see that this was revealed as part of the investigation into the military’s mortuary at Dover, Del. who was accused of “gross mismanagement” over “some cremated partial remains of at least 274 American war dead were dumped in a Virginia landfill,” as was allowed by a policy that was changed in 2008.
We are told of the investigative committee’s chairman, retired Gen. John Abizaid saying, “We don’t think it should have happened.”
I couldn’t agree more that remains of our fallen should be treated with a great deal more respect.