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Congressman Twitters secret trip to Iraq




Congressman Twitters secret trip to Iraq
Congressman Twitters secret trip to Iraq



http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10159054-2.html 

By Rafe Needleman
Webware
CNet News
February 6, 2009

For security reasons, the congressional delegation led by House Minority 
Leader John Boehner to Iraq today was supposed to be secret. Everything 
had been going fine in that regard. Even media outlets that knew of the 
trip, like the Congressional Quarterly, kept a lid on the news.

That was, until Representative Peter Hoekstra Twittered his arrival into 
Baghdad. "Just landed in Baghdad. I believe it may be first time I've 
had bb service in Iraq. 11 th trip here," he sent from his Blackberry.

I don't know if Rep. Hoekstra broke any laws by revealing the trip, but 
the political blogs are fond of pointing out that such a security lapse 
is surprising for the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence 
Committee.

Also news: Apparently, you can now get BlackBerry data service in 
Baghdad. Although I doubt anyone will be surprised if that service is 
taken offline for a bit after this gaffe.

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