U.S. Marines Beg for Food


The Iraq war has been the war fought on the cheap _ not enough body armor, not enough armor on vehicles, not enough night vision equipment.

It has been the war in which packages from back home have had to fill some crucial needs.


Nick Andoscia went to Iraq. And hunger soon followed.

"I got a letter," says [his mother]. "And he had called me before that. He said, 'Send lots of tuna.' "

Nick told his mother that he and the men in his unit were all about 10 pounds lighter in their first few weeks in Iraq. They were pulling 22-hour patrol shifts. They were getting two meals a day and they were not meals to remember.

"He told me the two meals just weren't cutting it. He said the Iraqi food was usually better. They were going to the Iraqis and basically saying, 'feed me.' "

…The last thing he should have to worry about is an empty stomach. The last thing he should have to do is approach Iraqis and ask for food."

"You have to wonder what the gracious hosts must think when a fighting man from the richest country on earth comes to their door in search of something to eat."

For all the shit you like to sling around about how the GOP is the party that loves the army, why don't you fucking take better care of the actual soldiers. You may love the army so much that you provide funding for outdated and faulty weapons systems but you have a habit of not providing things like body armor, health care for veterans, and plans beyond toppling statues. Now you can't fucking manage to feed our soldiers? FUCK YOU!

I guess actually providing food would cut into Halliburton's profit margins.

Credit to Shakespeare's Sister, who brought the article to my attention.

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