The Final Indignity

The Final Indignity

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Abby Zimet

The gruesome revelation that the Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill - including those of Marine Sgt. Daniel Angus, whose arm was sawed off to fit - inspires an impassioned rant on the myth of American exceptionalism, the "big, fat, fancy, shiny" lie that we take care of our own. Not true, says William Rivers Pitt: "We hurl our children into the meat grinder of meaningless warfare," and then they are thrown away, the living and the dead, "like garbage."

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