Excuse Me Sir, I’m Looking for the Big Top…Holy Cats! We’re in a Warzone!

The U.S. military is axing several fast food vendors from their bases in Afghanistan.

http:www.//consumerist.com/2010/04/no-more-burger-king-or-dairy-queen-for-soldiers-in-
afghanistan.html

The military is also cutting first run movies for the troops and chains dropped include Burger King, Pizza Hut, T.G.I. Friday’s, Orange Julius and Dairy Queen. Tom Horton’s Donuts would remain. I guess some seargeant who signed off on this likes his morning snackie.

Now I don’t have a problem with cutting surplus stuff in favor of needed equipment and that’s the line the military brass is saying, that items for these chains takes the place of essential items to combat outposts and forward operating bases, where troops who are in the fight each day need resupply with ammunition, food and water.  

But I would say those famous words, If Bush did it….it would be small minded, mean spirited, anti-troop, cruel and bad for the troop morale to remove all tastes of home….

“This is a war zone — not an amusement park,” Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hall has said about the military’s decision. In the immortal words of the man in black, Johnny Cash, “You think they forgot?”