Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Voices lost in the desert.

The Army's newspaper, Stars & Stripes, has become a venting ground for angry soldiers who are unable to promptly send or receive mail, with some soldiers reporting delays in mail service of over a month.

"Mail is just as important as anything else needed to win a war. Why? Because if soldiers have no morale, how can they be expected to fight at 100 percent? They can't. They'll constantly be thinking and worrying about their families. With no morale, soldiers are as good as dead." - Pfc. Rob Roysdon, Iraq

More disturbingly, soldiers in Iraq are no longer permitted to mail home "one time use" cameras. Previously, sending home pictures in this manner was a standard practice, but perhaps the recent incident of a British soldier's pictures of tortured and sexually abused Iraqi soldiers are the reason for the sudden change in policy... the story got some significant attention, but I don't think we'll be hearing any more about it.

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