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The Afghan Rum Ration

10:36 AM, Dec 3, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The irony seems entirely lost on our British allies, but one can understand why not all of them are so amused by the prospect of being in a foxhole with a stoned out Afghan. Still, watching this I can't help thinking that some American soldier in the First World War must have been looking at his British counterparts, stoned on rum in the heat of battle, in much the same way. The key quote: "That happened all the time, you'd hear this massive burst of gunfire and you'd hear one of the Brits go, 'are they shooting at anything?' And you'd hear someone shout back, 'no.'"