Friday, August 26, 2005

PR War, War PR

From ABC News:
Troops' Gravestones Have Pentagon Slogans

ARLINGTON, Va. Aug 24, 2005 — 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.

Okay, what next?


At 4:48 AM, Blogger Red State Blues said...

If this ain't an outrage, then I don't know what is. This was in the Washington Post the other day. If I read correctly, I thought that artical said that some of the parents and spouses were not even told that crap like this was going to be on the headstones.

Here's the article; you may have to register or some buillshit like that:

More catapulting of the propaganda, I reckon.


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