Friday, July 25, 2008

The Blog Got Busted!!!!!!!!

Thursday's Washington Post reported on the very amusing but very disturbing story of the army lieutenant whose blog got busted. Apparently this blog got more hits per day than some small town newspapers. This witty guy called his outpost in Iraq Anu al-Verona in reference to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The Sunnis were the Capulets and the Shias were the Montagues. After six months of blogging he ruffled the feathers of his commanding officer in a blogpost and got busted. Well, there has been such an uproar over this that several things have occurred.

One, the blog's old post has been reinstated by an admiring reader. See here. http://kaboomwarjournalarchive.blogspot.com/

Two, the lieutenant's fiance has taken over writing the original blog. See here. http://kaboomwarjournal.blogspot.com/

Three, the media is reporting on this story now. See here.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/23/AR2008072303970.html?sid=ST2008072303995&pos=

If you read the Washington Post article you will learn that this soldier had quite a following with kids who were reading and writing to him and saying things like " War is worse than math!"

I think if you go to the above sites that I have listed, you will find some very interesting stuff to read. On a lighter note, have a great summer weekend.

2 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I hope all is well with Jack.

I have been reading about this in the Washington Post as they published things. I am not surprised the Army shut him down. They do things like that to people because they can. It could be about mother and sugar cookies but some tight-ass colonel tells him to shut it down and it goes down.

Best wishes to you and your family.

Abraham Lincoln
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fishing guy said...

J&J: Thanks for sharing this story.