US Marines Begging for Food in Iraq

This isn’t the first time I’ve read a story like this, unfortunately, but I can’t believe this shit is still going on.

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.
Seriously, what the fuck? We can’t get these guys body armor, we can’t get them properly armored vehicles, and we can’t even get them three squares a day? Pathetic. Absolutely stinking pathetic.

I wonder how many meals the $200 million slated for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Think Tank could buy. Just curious. Seems like even half that amount could fill a lot of empty tummies.

(Thanks to Shaker Bryan for passing that along.)

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