Magazine article The American Prospect

Thanksgiving Day Message, 2010

Magazine article The American Prospect

Thanksgiving Day Message, 2010

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To: All service members in Afghanistan

If this is your l0th Thanksgiving in Afghanistan, let us be the first to celebrate this milestone with you. As you know, Thanksgiving isn't just a special time in the heritage of our nation but also a special time in Afghanistan, whether you're in the Army of in the ranks of our Taliban enemies. Outside, Jack Frost may bring winter winds, but inside we are toasty in our Kevlar, ready for whatever the day might bring.

We've heard some complaints that some of our meals have been a little gamey this year. The good folks at DynCorp--who truly put the "dine" into DynCorp--have informed us that this has nothing to do with the culling of feral dogs but is simply thanks to the rich flavor of wild Afghan turkey. They particularly recommend you try the paws.

We also gather that recent news that some of our Afghan colleagues in the security-contracting business are members of the Taliban has put a dent in a lot of folks' Thanksgiving spirit. …

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