Just obscenely wrong. And these are the same people who tell us every day they’re better than us and deserve to run this country. Outrageous.

The Pentagon revealed on Tuesday that some partial, incinerated remains of 9/11 victims that could not be identified were sent to a landfill.

The number of victims involved was unclear, but the report said the remains were from people killed when a terrorist-hijacked airliner struck the Pentagon, killing 184 people, and another crashed in Shanksville, Pa., killing 40, in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks…

There was no indication that remains from the attack on the World Trade Center in New York were involved.
The report was by an independent committee that had been asked to examine practices at the military’s mortuary at Dover, Del., the first stopping point for fallen troops coming home from war overseas.

Tuesday’s report was explaining the old policy, which, it said, “began shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, when several portions of remains from the Pentagon attack and the Shanksville, Pa., crash site could not be tested or identified.”

The partial remains were cremated, then given to a biomedical waste disposal contractor who put the remains in containers and incinerated those. The residual matter was then taken to a landfill, the report said.
“We don’t think it should have happened,” the committee chairman, retired Gen. John Abizaid, told a Pentagon news conference called to release the Dover report.

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  1. LucyLadley says:

    This is such a sad story.

  2. Shifra says:

    Sad. *and* disgusting!

  3. tamcat says:

    Remains (unidentified or not) and ashes are not logged? This is beyond sloppy. These uncaring actions are beyond my comprehension. If my loved one was desecrated this way I would go on the attack, & it would be justified.

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