08 February 2009

Knucklehead Congressman Can't Follow OPSEC Rules

While violence has dropped significantly in Iraq, it still remains an active combat zone. For obvious reasons, that's why it's a big no-no to specifically discuss the movement of Generals or VIPs around Iraq/A-stan in open source media. Apparently, Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-Michigan) thought his Twitter account was some kind of secure connection because he wrote this not long ago:

Moved into green zone by helicopter Iraqi flag now over palace.Headed to new US embassy Appears calmer less chaotic than previous here.
Whoops. Milbloggers get it beaten into their head to not violate OPSEC, and it seems like some of the DC elite could benefit from the same training. Brandon Friedman has the scoop on this CODEL visit and says OPSEC violation seems to be a Republican problem, but it's truly a bipartisan endeavor.

3 comments:

Brandon Friedman said...

Thanks for the link, but I gotta give credit where it's due: RockRichard posted the story, not me.

Ms. Kiyum said...

Why is Frankenstein's monster always the victim of careless talk? I didn't even realize they allowed Frankenstein's monsters in the navy.

ibelieveinlifeafterlove said...

Just like that one congressman who was broadcasting at the embassy when we were getting hit on Easter...great...just great...