Imagine, for a moment, that you're among the brave young Americans fighting an invisible enemy in the arm pit of the world.
Regardless of your opinion on US-led progress or lack thereof, it would seem there's little for our troops to be enjoy. Apart from the occasional movie, which might offer a moment of escape, these kids are removed from the comforts of home.
It gives me no pleasure to point out the irony of today's news: The Department of Defense is now blocking soldier access to "media-sharing" websites such as YouTube, MySpace and Flickr.
As America spends billions of dollars and thousands of lives fighting for Arab freedom, a U.S. government agency is stripping freedoms away from its own men and women.
From AP: "The armed services have long barred members of the military from sharing information that could jeopardize their missions or safety, whether electronically or by other means.
The new policy is different because it creates a blanket ban on several sites used by military personnel to exchange messages, pictures, video and audio with family and friends."
I'm disgusted... This particular brand of buffoonery could only spew from a desk-shielded bureaucrat back in Washington D.C.