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Troops in Iraq Can Drink Beer During Super Bowl

By December 21, 2008

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Multi-National Division–Baghdad has received permission to let its units enjoy an honest-to-goodness beer on game day instead of the near-beer soldiers usually quaff while downrange, according to an article in the Stars & Stripes.

General Order No. 1 has banned U.S. forces from drinking alcohol in Iraq since troops deployed to the Middle East. This Super Bowl will be a strictly controlled exception to the long-standing policy. Exact procedures have not been developed. But troops will be limited to two drinks, and the beer will be consumed in the dining facility where soldiers can watch the game, according to the article.

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December 22, 2008 at 2:11 am
(1) flick says:

what about people who have to work during the game, the army needs to remember that somepeople dont work 9-5 5 days a week

December 22, 2008 at 2:29 am
(2) Dave says:

A colleague of mine has a hubby in Iraq (Technically Air Force, but some cross-division-task-force crap… is stationed with Army)… he’s a Boston boy, who has had to DESTROY ton’s o’ beer as part of his job. I’m pretty sure he’s ALL MAN and cried at the same time!!!

Here’s to Jim, hoping he can get two Sam Adams and watch the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Hate the made up war… Love our REAL troops!

December 22, 2008 at 4:10 am
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December 22, 2008 at 7:48 pm
(4) Bill says:

TWO BEERS? During the whole game? F that! Two beers between the Toin Coss and Kickoff! Who in their right mind would fight for the Obamanation?

December 23, 2008 at 10:37 am
(5) louis livria says:

You can tell that Flick hasn’t been in the Military…not everyone drinks and the ones who are on duty will watch a vidio and drink later !No kidden Flick…you can’t drink while your on duty..and no matter what the Military will find a way to handle it..your are a service member FIRST…No matter what you can’t drink while on duty and if your on duty and miss out thats too bad..thats is the way it is !

December 23, 2008 at 10:44 am
(6) The Sarge says:

Thou shall maintain strict international PC standards…AT ALL COSTS! Enjoy the brewskis, Soldiers…this is “…One giant leap for mankind.” Who knows, perhaps by 2011, we’ll be up to a full six…Godspeed!

Sarge

January 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(7) fuciras says:

The military is so double standard .. I bet that General is pounding beers down everyday.. what a crock of shyte

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