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SACRE BLEU! WEASELS ARE FEEDING MARINES
New York Post ^
| ROBERT HARDT JR
Posted on 03/19/2003 1:15:44 AM PST by kattracks
Edited on 05/26/2004 5:12:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
March 19, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - They don't have frogs legs or champagne on their menu, but America's Marines are being fed by the French.
A Marine Corps spokesman yesterday said that despite France's failure to support the U.S. military buildup against Iraq, they won't cancel a 5-month-old contract with a French company to manage 55 Marine mess halls.
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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
posted on 03/19/2003 1:15:44 AM PST
Okay by me...as long as they call um 'Freedom Fries'
posted on 03/19/2003 1:18:35 AM PST
(got the new computer, touch pad, keyboard learning blues)
?? 881 millions? That's a lot of money to waste on the French.
posted on 03/19/2003 1:23:28 AM PST
I hope The Corp has Ch-Iraq as a taster. I wouldn't put it past the CESM's to contaminate anything they are providing to our lads.
The first case of food poisoning suffered would be an act of war. Today Iraq, tomorrow France and then the world!
Vivat Pax Americana!
posted on 03/19/2003 1:27:35 AM PST
(Yes I am a bastard, but I'm a free, white, gun owning bastard. Just ask my exwife.)
I wouldn't worry about the CESM's themselves, but rather the rather large Islamic presence among them. What kind of security precautions goes into the manufacture of those foods?
posted on 03/19/2003 2:13:19 AM PST
by HiTech RedNeck
(O Columbia... Thy banners make tyranny tremble... when borne by the red, white and blue)
France. Now officially the p*** boy of the Western World.
posted on 03/19/2003 2:15:48 AM PST
(Learn the power of the Dark Side, www.thedarkside.net)
It's fitting, they've been cooking for other nation's armies since Waterloo.
The French are wise to give up on being a military power and focus on their only redeeming quality.
A Turkish paper just carried a story that US military personnel in Turkey will drink nothing but French bottled water which they brought along by the truckloads.
posted on 03/19/2003 3:41:01 AM PST
(After all the jacks are in their boxes, and the clowns have all gone to bed..)
What a load of Horse Caca, There isn't A Marine mess Hall in the world the French could Manage.
Check the Army, Something must have gotten screwed up in translation.
posted on 03/19/2003 4:51:53 AM PST
(cobra is looking for a better tagline. Got one?)
I think I read a thread that said the Marines had cancelled that contract.
posted on 03/19/2003 4:52:44 AM PST
Shares in French catering company Sodexho plunged 14 per cent on the Paris stock market on Monday, after a radio report that it had lost a US$1 billion ($1.83 billion) contract with the US Marines.
posted on 03/19/2003 4:54:10 AM PST
It's good to know that after a hard day of liberating Iraq our leathernecks can chow down to a hearty meal of truffles and escargot quiche. Yummy!...
posted on 03/19/2003 5:59:37 AM PST
Having been in the Army, not the Marines, I never knew it was "Catered"!!!! (flashback of burly mess sargeant and interminable KP)
posted on 03/19/2003 6:07:09 AM PST
(..-erha-s that 5s why s60e states are try5ng t6)
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