These boys and girls are fighting for us, dying for us, and we can't give that hot meal? Little Caesar in the White House dines on Kobe steaks and goes out for his 125th round of golf. And don't you dare ask him where he was the night of Benghazi. He spends like a drunken gangster (he was never a sailor) and he expects us to believe this is about a "drawdown"?
What an evil and depraved thing to do.
Band Of Mothers leader Bev Perlson rails,"How long does it take to move the cooks out of Afghanistan? We send billions to Libya, we certainly should be able to keep those hot meals cooking for our Troops! I'm sad to say the treatment of our Troops has not been a priority for most Americans for a long time. Being denied tax exempt status moves Americans off their couches and into the streets! Gee, I really don't have to think too hard to imagine the reaction if Americans were denied one hot meal a day. Think about that folks. If nothing else, as you voice your outrage these days and move into the streets, say some prayers for these brave men and women that they keep their morale up enough and stay motivated to keep fighting for your right to live free and safe."
The drawdown diet: Marines steamed by loss of hot meal at Afghanistan baseBy Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor
Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan will lose a key daily meal starting Saturday, causing some to forgo a hot breakfast and others to work six-plus hours without refueling on cooked food, according to Marines at the base and Marine Corps officials.
The midnight ration service — known there as “midrats" — supplies breakfast to Marines on midnight-to-noon shifts and dinner to Marines who are ending noon-to-midnight work periods. It's described as one of the few times the Marines at Leatherneck can be together in one place.
The base, which is located in Afghanistan’s southwestern Helmand Province, flanked by Iran and Pakistan, also will remove its 24-hour sandwich bar. It plans to replace the dishes long offered at midnight with pre-packaged MREs, said Marine Corps Lt. Col. Cliff Gilmore, who has been deployed in Afghanistan since February.
The moves, though unpopular with many Marines on the ground and their families back home, are emblematic of the massive drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan and the dismantling of U.S. military facilities. More than 30,000 U.S. service members will leave Afghanistan in coming months as the U.S. prepares to hand responsibility for security to Afghan forces in 2014.
While no Marine at Camp Leatherneck agreed to speak on the record, many are privately angry about the hit on base morale.