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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Sgt. Schultz in Afghanistan?

From the Mail Online:
    They drink too much and they're too fat to fight, that's the damning conclusion of German parliamentary reports into the country's 3,500 troops stationed in Afghanistan.

    While British and U.S. troops in the country face a strict ban on alcohol, their German comrades are allowed two pints a day.

    The stunning statistics reveal that in 2007 German forces in northern Afghanistan drank 1.7million pints of beer and 90,000 bottles of wine.

    The troops also downed 896,000 pints of beer in the first six months of this year, the Times reported.

    The statistics only add to the embarrassment of the country's federal army, Bundeswehr, after a report earlier this year found troops to be too fat, smoked too much and didn't exercise enough.
Strange, but when I was reading this story, I had a sudden craving for apple strudel.

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