Guardsman Punished for Blogging

And no, he wasn’t cat-blogging or posting the recipe for his favorite mess hall meal either.

(AP) An Arizona National Guardsman serving in Iraq has been demoted for posting classified information on his Internet Weblog, an Army official said Monday.

Leonard Clark, 40, was demoted from specialist to private first class and fined $1,640, said Col. Bill Buckner, a spokesman for the Multi-National Corps-Iraq.

Soldiers in Iraq are allowed to maintain blogs or Web sites but cannot post information about Army operations or movements. They also are barred from posting information about the death of a soldier whose family hasn’t yet been notified.

Stoopid.

Oh, and lest you think this was an innocent mistake, it appears that Clark is a Democrat who has run for the Arizona state legislature four times (a capital “L” loser). Could it be that he thinks the war is illegitimate and unjust? Given his intent, it’s highly likely.

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