Last week in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal gave fast food the boot. The U.S. military’s top dog called for the removal of fast food restaurants from Kandahar Airbase, which lies in one of the country’s largest provinces – and just a few miles from one of the holiest sites in Afghanistan. This puts an end to the airbase’s “boardwalk,” where soldiers enjoy T.G.I. Friday’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Dairy Queen.
We’d like to think McChrystal’s decision has something to do with demanding better nutrition for the troops, but his main motivation is actually to put the kabosh on Kandahar’s partying.
The shutdown is controversial, for obvious reasons. Why deny soldiers junk food and some good, clean fun? Tell us what you think: Should Whoppers and the Jack Daniel’s Grill be allowed to feed the troops, or should their rations sober up?
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