Saturday, March 26, 2005

Iraq GIs R&R Camp Like 'Correctional facility'

'Babes and booze' are banned for battle-weary GIs from Iraq

"This is like a correctional facility," said 25-year-old Specialist Lashunda Townes. "We sleep in bunk beds, 30 to a room. We can't get off base when we want. What are you to do?"

Pte Randy Pemberton, 22, bemoaned the lack of a good party. "They give you just enough beer that it's a tease," he said. "As for the girls - there is a severely limited hunting ground."

The problem for the facility's organisers is how to keep the troops happy while not breaching contemporary standards of morality, as defined by the Pentagon and their Arab hosts.


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