Sunday, November 09, 2003

Transfer Tubes

Gee, how'd I miss this bit of newspeak.

But today's military doesn't even use the words "body bags" — a term in common usage during the Vietnam War, when 58,000 Americans died.

During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the Pentagon began calling them "human remains pouches" and it now refers to them as "transfer tubes."

What I get for not always reading to the end of the article...