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Dude, Where’s My Humvee?

By on 10.13.06 | 8:35AM

Canadian troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan have come across quite an obstacle: "Almost impenetrable forests of marijuana plants 10 feet tall," Reuters reports. The soldiers tried to torch them to get at hiding Taliban fighters, said General Rick Hillier.

"A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those [forests] did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action," Hillier said dryly.

One soldier told him later: "Sir, three years ago before I joined the army, I never thought I'd say 'That damn marijuana'."

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