Afghanistan – Call it a first world problem if you want, but America should be ashamed. Marines in Afghanistan may soon be without hot meals. This story may seem like an expected part of war, but considering all the frivolous waste of our government, it is not like the nation is in dire need. We are not in a situation akin to World War 2 era, when families were encouraged to donate metal, food and money to the government to support the war effort.
There was something to be said about going through a recession and funding a way to prevent NAZIs from eventually overrunning your country. There is an entirely different issue when you are occupying a nation in a “War on Terror” and your soldiers are fighting, all while your Congress is giving itself pay raises and your president is gallivanting on $20 million Hawaii vacations with his family.
As America continues its ‘drawback’, things like this are expected. The marines at Camp Leatherback will have to eat ‘ready to go’ meal rations instead of having at least one decent meal a day. It would see until they are home, we would want to keep them supplied with just at least one nice amenity.