Why Can’t Coalition Soldiers Watch the World Cup in Iraq?

I said I’d follow up on the report that Coalition forces in Iraq can’t watch the World Cup on TV. My friend Maria sent me this exchange with her brother in Baghdad:

I asked about his coalition friends, if they’d be watching the games–

“Some pigs have to be watching the games. They have to have satellite dishes from their home countries but I haven’t found them. I’ll just read about it. It’s so stupid that the military channel doesn’t carry it. They only have baseball and junk like that. How stupid.”>

Hear, hear. Everyone talks about body armor and weapons. What about the soldiers’ hearts and minds?

Why Can’t Coalition Soldiers Watch the World Cup in Iraq?