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Bosses Delete Outspoken Army Blog

Lt_g An outspoken soldier who wrote one of the most brutally honest blogs ever to come out of Iraq has been forced to shut down his site, after criticizing his superior officers one time too often. 

In Iraq since December, 2007, the pseudonymous “LT [Lieutenant] G,” described firefights and combat patrols and tribal meetings and the banality of life on base with equal measures of sarcasm, aggression, introspection, and attention to detail. Within months, his site, Kaboom: A Soldier’s War Journal, became one of the military’s blogosphere’s best-loved voices from the war.

Some of that popularity came from LT G’s taste for the absurd. He described his platoon’s predilections for Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Aladdin soundtrack;  a local shiekh’s love of Suzanne Sommers workout videos; and his moment of absent-mindedness, when he had to be reminded to put on pants before he headed out to the warzone.

But Kaboom’s mile-a-second monologues could be as searing as they were funny. And LT G himself was often the target:  {Full Story}

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