German soldiers too fat and too drunk to fight Taliban fanatics

December 4th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Dec 4 (ANI): German soldiers in Afghanistan have been accused of being too fat and too drunk to fight Taliban fanatics.

According to a report, last year 3,500 German troops in Afghanistan downed 1.7million pints of beer and 90,000 bottles of wine.

MPs have said that these soldiers live on beer and sausages.

The report also revealed that more than 40pct of the troops are overweight.

German troops were given the task of training Afghan police. But General Hans-Christoph Ammon, the commander of the special commando unit, the KSK, called the efforts as a miserable failure.

Plainly put, the soldiers are too fat, exercise too little and take little care of their diet, the Daily Star quoted Reinhold Robbe, the parliamentary commissioner for the German armed forces as saying. (ANI)

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