From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Monday, December 06, 2004

This is disgraceful

Via Kos:

Rumsfeld's obsession with machines and their efficiency has translated into his using one to replace his own John Hancock on KIA (killed in action) letters to parents and spouses. Two Pentagon-based colonels, who've both insisted on anonymity to protect their careers, have indignantly reported that the SecDef has relinquished this sacred duty to a signature device rather than signing the sad documents himself.
No man who has the temerity to not even bother with a personal signature when sending people off to die under false pretenses should have ANY control over whether people have to go into combat or not. And yet this jackass is one of the one's W is keeping for another term. Oy freaking vay.