Sunday, May 27, 2007

How Can Support Our Troops!

The Pentagon recently banned access to several popular websites, including, because they use up too much bandwidth. While this is understandable, it will certainly affect the morale of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as noted by the Washington Post:

[These sites, including MySpace,] offer an uncensored venue for airing homesickness, frustration with the war in Iraq and anger at the military. But a mid-level Army infantry officer who is headed back to Iraq stressed, "It's a practical matter, not a civil rights matter."

He explained he might have trouble if the network is dragged down by soldiers watching YouTube videos. But the officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, added that access to the Web sites could be important for morale.

"I am pretty sure the point of MySpace is to hook up with chicks, and the Joes [soldiers] probably get a lot of mileage off being deployed, so I would be more hesitant to take [MySpace] away," he said.

Operation Yellow Elephant salutes those of-age American women who choose to Support Our Troops any way they can and thanks them for their patriotism. We hope that the Pentagon and MySpace can work something out to ensure high morale downrange.


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