If anyone is baffled by my recent post, I read an article yesterday that stated that everything said online by US troops must first be approved. This is a radical departure from past guidelines, which reacted to troops who released sensitive information.
This is exactly like being followed around by a "political officer", to whom you say EVERYTHING, and he decides what actually gets said. This policy is wrong, morally bankrupt, and an embarrassment to everything good about the United States and its military and to even elucidate such a policy is despicable. I also believe adhering to this policy violates the last three of the "Seven Army Values": Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.
I believe this is one of the most decisive nails in freedom's coffin since the Alien and Sedition Acts made speech critical of the government a crime. This is an outrage, a scandal, a very deep shame and a violation of the worst sort. I am ashamed of every single person involved in this decision, that they can call themselves Americans, and further ashamed that the originators of this decision have not already been forced to answer for this conduct in front of Congress and resign in disgrace or leave for foreign states more tolerant of petty dictatorship.
Y'all let me know if I'm not expressing myself clearly, here.