Friday, February 6, 2009

Government Twit Implicated In Security Breach

"A congressional trip to Iraq this weekend was supposed to be a secret.

"But the cat’s out of the bag now, thanks to a member of the House Intelligence Committee who broke an embargo via Twitter.

"A delegation led by House Minority Leader John A. Boehner , R-Ohio, arrived in Iraq earlier today, and because of Rep. Peter Hoekstra , R-Mich., the entire world — or at least readers—now know they’re there.

"`Just landed in Baghdad,` messaged Hoekstra, a former chairman of the Intelligence panel and now the ranking member, who is routinely entrusted to keep some of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets...

"Not only did Hoekstra reveal the existence of the lawmakers’ trip, but included details about their itinerary in updates posted every few hours on his Twitter page, until he suddenly stopped, for some reason, on Friday morning."

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