As you can see from the document below dated 21 May, 2007, the command/embassy in Iraq is presently in some difficulty with regard to hot meals. Because of delays in the delivery overland of rations the mess system is short in regard to fresh produce and similar items and is serving Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) one meal a day.
This problem may be the result of a "lag" in changing throughputs from Kuwait. The increased size of the force at present may have caused this.
There continues to be a certain "background" level of ambushes of convoys along the route from Kuwait. This exacerbates any other problems that arise. pl
A few people have written to say that this document is a fake. If anyone has proof of that I would like to see it. One should observe that this is an embassy document, not a military one and that the name at the bottom is that of the counselor of embassy for administration.
The above is the URL for the Washington Post story concerning this mess problem. Karen de Young communicated with the embassy and General Petraeus’ spokesman before writing the story.