Army: Bodies misidentified at Arlington Cemetery

Jun 10, 2010 Full story: Denver Post 23

In this Nov. 11, 20007 file photo, honor guard members stand in formation beside the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

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“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#1 Jun 10, 2010
Has the rigthwingers blamed Obama yet?

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#2 Jun 10, 2010
"Had we to do it over again, we would look at the consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another day."
--George W. Bush, telling Time magazine that he underestimated the Iraqi resistance

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#3 Jun 10, 2010
"Iraqis are sick of foreign people coming in their country and trying to destabilize their country."

--George W. Bush, interview with Al Arabiya Television, May 5, 2004

...that explains the lack of an invite for repubs to nation-build in Iraq.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#4 Jun 10, 2010
"After all, Europe is America's closest ally." --George W. Bush, Mainz, Germany, Feb. 23, 2005

...don't forget the North Pole, they are allies also. Oh wait, thats not a continent. But then again, Europe isn't a country repubs.
LOL

Tampa, FL

#6 Jun 10, 2010
OneRyder wrote:
Has the rigthwingers blamed Obama yet?
They're waiting on obama to blame Bush.

Since: Dec 07

Brownsboro, TX

#9 Jun 10, 2010
OneRyder wrote:
"After all, Europe is America's closest ally." --George W. Bush, Mainz, Germany, Feb. 23, 2005
...don't forget the North Pole, they are allies also. Oh wait, thats not a continent. But then again, Europe isn't a country repubs.
The US also has only 50 states, tell that to your dumbazz in the WH now.

Since: Dec 07

Brownsboro, TX

#10 Jun 10, 2010
OneRyder wrote:
"After all, Europe is America's closest ally." --George W. Bush, Mainz, Germany, Feb. 23, 2005
...don't forget the North Pole, they are allies also. Oh wait, thats not a continent. But then again, Europe isn't a country repubs.
Tell the prez that you return the young Marines salute on the helicopter, not try to shake his hand during a salute.

Since: Dec 07

Brownsboro, TX

#11 Jun 10, 2010
OneRyder wrote:
"After all, Europe is America's closest ally." --George W. Bush, Mainz, Germany, Feb. 23, 2005
...don't forget the North Pole, they are allies also. Oh wait, thats not a continent. But then again, Europe isn't a country repubs.
Please tell the prez that American DVD's don't work in Britain.

Since: Dec 07

Brownsboro, TX

#12 Jun 10, 2010
Does the prez still tell jokes about the disabled?
rider

Marquette, MI

#14 Jul 29, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Does the prez still tell jokes about the disabled?
Everbody tells jokes about Bush and Palin
rider

Marquette, MI

#15 Jul 29, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell the prez that you return the young Marines salute on the helicopter, not try to shake his hand during a salute.
You give Marines a bad name. I guess you rubbed off on Obama.
rider

Marquette, MI

#16 Jul 29, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Does the prez still tell jokes about the disabled?
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rider

Marquette, MI

#17 Jul 29, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Please tell the prez that American DVD's don't work in Britain.
Franklingate - Bush connections to Franklin Cover-up, Omaha 1989Rick Perry,; Fathers.ca political elite sex rings; ForwardAmerica, Bush connections to Franklingate, Steve Bowman Inside Washington, Eunice (Lisa)...
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rider

Marquette, MI

#18 Jul 30, 2010
Arlington National Cemetery has rehired a private contractor who was involved in a recent wire fraud scandal at the cemetery. Bobbie Garrett was employed by a computer company working on a multimillion-dollar project at the cemetery when he and cemetery deputy superintendent Thurman Higginbotham were caught hacking into the computer files of a former cemetery employee. After Garrett left the company and the Washington area, eluding Army investigators, he started a new computer firm in Florida -- and the cemetery granted this new firm a six-figure contract.
For nearly a decade, Higginbotham, the de facto boss of the cemetery, has managed a contractor-run effort to computerize burial operations at Arlington, which holds the remains of more than 300,000 service personnel and their family members. Other cemeteries years ago computerized operations and started keeping track of grave locations via satellite. Despite nearly 10 years of effort, however, Arlington still tries to keep up with 30 burials a day using a blizzard of paper grave cards and burial records along with more than 100 paper maps.
As Salon recently reported, problems with the paper records mean some headstones might not match the graves beneath. Salon detailed one example where workers went to bury someone in what they thought was an open grave, only to find unidentified remains already there. Current and former employees claim these problems occur with disturbing frequency. The Army recently launched an investigation into the cemetery following the reports in Salon.
For several years now, much of the money to computerize burial records went to Alpha Technology Group, a government contractor with offices in Waldorf, Md., and Newalla, Okla. Cemetery workers say, and internal e-mails show, that the company was a personal favorite of Higginbotham, who worked closely with an Alpha employee, Bobbie Garrett, on the effort to digitize Arlington's burial records.
But Higginbotham and Garrett also shared a role in a recent cemetery scandal. In May, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command (CID) cited both men in a seven-months-long investigation that found Higginbotham and Garrett hacked into a former employee's government computer without authorization from the Army, which oversees the cemetery.
The Army probe completed in May found wire fraud after Garrett hacked into the employee's government computer and then someone impersonated her online. Investigators from CID also cited Higginbotham for making "false statements" to investigators in that case. Investigators were able to determine that Garrett had hacked into the woman's computer on Higginbotham's behalf and found e-mails from Higginbotham containing information from that computer, but were unable to prove conclusively that either of the men was the person who had sent out e-mails using the former employee's account and pretending to be her.
Garrett resigned from Alpha Technology Group soon after the Army probe began in October 2008. When Army investigators sought to interview him, the company said Garrett was visiting his sick mother in Ohio. Investigators were unable to find him or interview him. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia declined to prosecute. Alpha Technology Group has not returned an e-mail or phone call from Salon.
As the Army investigation was winding down this spring, however, Garrett and the former chief operations officer at Alpha Technology Group, Carlton Wells, launched a new company. In March, Garrett and Wells incorporated Optimum Technical Solutions in Jacksonville, Fla. Corporate records list Wells as the president and Garrett as the vice-president.
But Arlington's insistence on using Bobbie Garrett's company is odd, since Optimum Technical Solutions is a small, two-person operation with no track record, the kind of firm unlikely to win a government contract.
rider

Marquette, MI

#19 Jul 30, 2010
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Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#20 Jul 30, 2010
rider wrote:
<quoted text>You give Marines a bad name. I guess you rubbed off on Obama.
I wasn't a Marine, neither were you or patty. I was in the army and the CinC should return a salute.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#21 Jul 30, 2010
rider wrote:
<quoted text>Bush caresses Man Ho Jeff Gannongeorge w. bush jeff gannon together male prostitute hooker man ho GOP ... You can't assume Bush is gay from one "come hither stare," but these might help:...
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Bullsh*t liberal fiction. As bad as McCain caused the Forrestal fire. You could fill a stadium with liberal crap propaganda. Stalin would be proud. What a stink.
rider

Marquette, MI

#22 Jul 30, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
I wasn't a Marine, neither were you or patty. I was in the army and the CinC should return a salute.
whatever post something important and you might get resonable response.
rider

Marquette, MI

#23 Jul 30, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullsh*t liberal fiction. As bad as McCain caused the Forrestal fire. You could fill a stadium with liberal crap propaganda. Stalin would be proud. What a stink.
Do a little research and double checking and prove me wrong then. I will be honest enough to admit everything I post is not exactly as it happened, but I gaurntee You if you check and double check, prepare yourself for some big suprises. My intentions are not at all intentions to insult any resonable blogger, my concern is for fairness in judgement of all people. As for crooks and criminals we have them in all levels of society and I believe in everyone getting the punishment they deserve. My agenda is The Militiary Industrial Complex crooks because they have all the resources to protect thierselves and to dish out the penalties to common people as they choose based on how they need to cover-up thier own crimes. As for the proper edicit for saluting a Marine all I can say is, in my opinion they deserve thier due recogniton and you can make as big of a deal as You want about Obama making such a small mistake, but after he made the small mistake I didn,t any towers coming down and the last I heard everone at the Pentagon survied the mistake. By the way I just saluted You.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#24 Jul 30, 2010
rider wrote:
<quoted text>Do a little research and double checking and prove me wrong then. I will be honest enough to admit everything I post is not exactly as it happened, but I gaurntee You if you check and double check, prepare yourself for some big suprises. My intentions are not at all intentions to insult any resonable blogger, my concern is for fairness in judgement of all people. As for crooks and criminals we have them in all levels of society and I believe in everyone getting the punishment they deserve. My agenda is The Militiary Industrial Complex crooks because they have all the resources to protect thierselves and to dish out the penalties to common people as they choose based on how they need to cover-up thier own crimes. As for the proper edicit for saluting a Marine all I can say is, in my opinion they deserve thier due recogniton and you can make as big of a deal as You want about Obama making such a small mistake, but after he made the small mistake I didn,t any towers coming down and the last I heard everone at the Pentagon survied the mistake. By the way I just saluted You.
I don't need to prove anything to you. I know George W. Bush isn't gay. That's all that people who know the same need. He's been married and faithful to the same lady since their wedding. End of story.

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