I got this in an e-mail and don't know if it is true or not. Since I do not drink Coffee it does not concern me. Except for the fact that a Company will not support our troops.
Please pass it on if this is a true statement.
Recently Marines over in Iraq supporting this country in OIF wrote to
> > Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their
> > coffee and try to score some free coffee grounds. Starbucks wrote back
> > telling the Marines thanks for their support in their business, but that
> > they don't support the War and anyone in it and that they won't send
> > the coffee.
> > So as not to offend them we should not support Starbucks by buying their
> > products.. As a War vet and writing to you patriots I feel we should get
> > this out in the open. I know this War might not be very popular with
> > folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground
> > fighting street to street and house to house for what they and I believe
> > is
> > right. If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can
> > discard
> > it and I'll never know. Thanks very much for your support to me, and I
> > know
> > you'll all be there again here soon when I deploy once more.
> > Semper Fidelis,
> > Sgt Howard C. Wright
> > 1st Force Recon Co
> > 1st Plt PLT RTO
In fact, Sergeant Wright himself has sent out an email to this effect
It is not true.
However, Starbucks runs a very liberal HQ.