Thursday, February 06, 2003

Well, I suppose it would solve the body bag problem

Pentagon considers cremation for bio-chem deaths Thursday, February 6, 2003 Posted: 12:46 PM EST (1746 GMT) WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Pentagon is considering cremating the remains of soldiers who may die in an Iraqi chemical or biological attack in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon officials said Thursday. The military already has specific procedures for disposing of contaminated remains. But cremation has never been an authorized means of dealing with remains in the battlefield.
At least they won't have any bad visuals of flag-draped coffins coming off airplanes. Rove would approve.

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