Starbucks Won't Support Our Troops ? ? ?

@mfpsassy (2827)
United States
January 17, 2008 2:24am CST
Maybe McDonalds better hurry up and add those espresso machines. After the email I recieved today I won't be getting my 20oz tripple mocha at Starbucks anymore. I may not agree with "the war" but I still support our troops and their families. Here is the email I recieved today: "Guess I won't be drinking Starbucks anymore! ! ! Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines Thank you for their support of their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee. So as not to offend Starbucks, maybe we should not support them by buying any of their products! I feel we should get this out in the open. know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground fighting street-to-street and house-to-house. If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it and no one will never know. Thanks very much for your support. I know you'll all be there again when deploy once more. Semper Fidelis. Sgt. Howard C. Wright 1st Force Recon Co 1st Plt PLT PLEASE DON'T DELETE THIS . . ALLOW IT TO BE PASSED TO ALL IN MEMORY OF ALL THE TROOPS WHO HAVE DIED SO THAT WE MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO SUPPORT THEM OR NOT! ! ! Also, don't forget that when the Twin Trade Towers were hit the firefighters and rescue workers went to Starbucks because it was close by for water for the survivors and workers and Starbucks charged them!! JUST A NOTE TO THIS; STARBUCKS HAD STORES ON SEVERAL MILITARY BASES IN THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE NOW BEING REMOVED BECAUSE OF THIS. GO GET 'EM AMERICA . STAND-UP FOR OURSELVES!" So would you boycott Starbucks for this???
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@ellie333 (21029)
17 Jan 08
I received this email too. I have forwarded it on to everyone. I don't drink coffee so I cannot boycott them as do not use them anyway, but after reading this I am so pleased I don't
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@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
18 Jan 08
Hi ellie333, You nut! Of COURSE you can boycott Starbucks - just take up drinking NOT Starbucks coffee. Or go into Starbucks, and don't order anything. And just so you know, coffee is actually a fairly potent herb - good for asthmatics, amongst other things.
@Uroborus (910)
• Canada
18 Jan 08
I believe that Starbucks did this because they don't support the war. Not because they have any personal grudge against the troops. As a large and well known company Starbucks could be seen as supporting that war if they send the coffee. I can see someone starting the saying "The official Coffee of the Iraq war", which is what it may be interpreted as if they had sent it. If you support the war and are mad at Starbucks, I understand. That makes sense. But if you don't agree with the war, as you said, and you are still mad at Starbuck for doing this, I don't understand. Their donation could easily have been misinterpreted as a support for the war.
• United States
17 Jan 08
Smooch Sassy!!!! One question? have you checked to make sure that this is truth? I would certainly support such a boycott if in fact it was true. I visit Starbucks maybe 2, 3 times a month, there are American, local coffee shops, I prefer to spend my coffee $$. but before I send things around like this I try and make sure the claims are truthful. Miss ya Sweets, and your handsome hunky hubby as well.
@mummymo (23709)
17 Jan 08
That is awful! I thought by now that everyone no matter how they view the war , would realise that these men are risking their lives for all of us and would offer them support and loyalty in return! I know I feel for all the servicemen and women from every country that is fighting and their families. Good for you honey for highlighting this! Hugs xxx