February 28, 2008

USAF calls Abu Muqawama "Big Meanie," Pouts in Corner

Charlie is glad to see that, like Sec. Gates, the Air Force reads this blog. Or at least it used to. Seems we've hurt their feelings. Which she can assure you we feel really bad about. Honestly. No really, we do. So they've taken their $2b ball and metaphorically gone home. Danger Room reports that USAF Cyber Command has blocked all webpages with "blog" in the title.

The Air Force is tightening restrictions on which blogs its troops can read, cutting off access to just about any independent site with the word "blog" in its web address. It's the latest move in a larger struggle within the military over the value -- and hazards -- of the sites. At least one senior Air Force official calls the squeeze so "utterly stupid, it makes me want to scream."

Lots more over at Danger Room. Don't worry, we'll continue to snark at will over here.

Update: Amusing commentary from the folks at DR about what gets through and what doesn't. Can any blue suiters out there confirm our redacted status here at AM?