Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pentagon restricts access to coverage of troops' reaction to Obama win

Stars and Stripes

On a night like no other when America’s open and democratic virtues were put on worldwide display, an ill-advised policy within the Department of Defense proclaimed to servicemembers and the news media alike: “No you can’t.” What a servicemember and a journalist couldn’t do, the policy drafters ordered, was engage in conversation on a military base as the returns from a momentous election rolled in.

Somewhere along the line, DoD has lost sight of what our military is supposed to do, namely fight in the defense of the American people and the Constitution, not the Bush admninistration.

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