A Few Good (Sweet-Smelling) Men

IN EVERY WAR ZONE, ONE KIND OF IMPOSSIBLE-TO-FIND, mundane consumer product or another is treasured like gold. In Somalia the U.S. troops reportedly will trade just about anything for a nice box of HUGGIES. With clean water in such short supply in the stifling climate, everyone yearns for a chance to freshen up. According to an NBC cameraman who just returned from the front, war-weary journalists are bartering the diapers, which when moistened, provide a great rubdown, almost as good as a bath. Says he: "And they leave you smelling baby-powder fresh."


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