No More Fast Food at Afghan Bases

Game over man, game over. via Reuters:

In the sprawling military base at Kandahar, the fast food outlets facing the axe include Burger King, Pizza Hut, and the U.S. chain restaurant T.G.I. Friday’s that features a bar with alcohol-free margaritas and other drinks — all set along the bustling “Boardwalk” area of the base.

On any given day, the giant square-shaped walkway features the surreal sight of soldiers sipping gourmet coffee and eating chocolate pastries with guns slung across their shoulders, while Canadians play ice hockey at a nearby rink and fighter jets thunder overhead.

The U.S. military says its beef with the burger joints is that they take up valuable resources like water, power, flight and convoy space and that cutting back on non-essentials is key to running an efficient military operation.

“This is a war zone — not an amusement park,” Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hall wrote in a blog earlier this year.

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  • tonyviner

    Hopefully this is the first step in getting those guys out of there altogether. Probably isn't.

    • E.B. Wolf

      Keep dreaming. They're not going anywhere.

  • Hadrian999

    this is new?,
    research cointelpro, the government has been killing, or causing the killing of US citizens for decades

  • Hadrian999

    man war has changed, when I was in iraq during the invasion and 1st year of occupation we could barely get hot meals and we were on a 1 bottle of water a day restriction…..

  • http://sillysongstress.tumblr.com/ SillySongstress

    As if they’re not miserable enough over there without their families. They’ll just make it worse and take away what little enjoyment they may get from this. Sure, it’s a warzone, but they’re not only soldiers, they’re people too. But of course the military only cares about it’s space and efficiency.

  • http://sillysongstress.tumblr.com/ SillySongstress

    As if they're not miserable enough over there without their families. They'll just make it worse and take away what little enjoyment they may get from this. Sure, it's a warzone, but they're not only soldiers, they're people too. But of course the military only cares about it's space and efficiency.

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