posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:22 AM
I think the main point here that gets me isn't the lack of a hot breakfast in and of itself.
I listened to my own Dad go on at length about the "sissification" of the modern Military as opposed to what existed when he served in Vietnam. I
was particularly amused at his reaction early in the wars to reports of Taco Bell and Burger King franchises on some of the largest bases as well as
Lobster being served in a couple specific cases that made the news. I imagine the troops were lucky he held no power at the time to decide their menus
or I believe they'd have gotten balls of rice and cups of water for a week after the lobster story.
What catches my eye here is that something given and for so long taken for granted is now taken away
with odd circumstances for the official
explanation vs. the way it's being done and the methodical approach being taken to do it.
Far better, it's said, to have never had something than to have had it, then lost it.
These guys are already in a place where official directives have been handed down on such petty issues as whether they should be allowed to fart and
if so, in which direction and around whom such a thing should be allowed to pass. I wish I were kidding, but it's how this has come to develop.
(For Marines in Afghanistan: be
careful where you fart
It's in that setting of increasingly petty and trivial insult added to the injury of being where they are, asked to do the job they are and
essentially rejected by a good % of the nation for doing it ...I found the cut in breakfast service to be rather cheesy.