Hey, senators, condemn this

Two Republican senators respond to the war in Iraq by seeking funding for a new military cemetery. The old one is full.

By Tim Grieve
Published September 20, 2007 11:25PM (UTC)
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One day after voting to block consideration of a measure that might have helped hasten the end of the war in Iraq, Republican Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts have written a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs urging full funding for a new cemetery at Fort Riley in Kansas.

The reason: With an influx of casualties from Iraq, the existing cemetery at Fort Riley is now full. Well, not entirely full: A spokesman for the facility tells Reuters that bodies can be buried on top of other bodies if family members want to share plots.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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