*A lot of my Bloggy friends have commented on this issue of Semper Spouse from yesterday and
I wanted to let you know that I'm SO proud of all of you. All morning since I read it, I was stewing about this because I couldn't fathom why somebody in a place of some authority (even if it's perceived) would say something so irresponsible, so careless. It's taken me this long, after reading all the enraged responses of my fellow bloggy friends to write this somewhat articulate response to the blog that I posted as a comment...*
I read this blog post this morning and I haven't been able to articulate my anger until now. I was so excited when I found Semper Spouses. I was so excited to be a part of a community that empowers their members as spouses of the Marine Corps, those ranks that I will be joining soon. Hence the fact that I was SO excited to write a Friday Feature piece. Instead, I keep reading post after post of "I hate the Marine Corps" over and over and over. It's your blog and you have a freedom to say what you wish; however, it's the RESPONSIBLE thing to do when you run a blog like yours to try to honor our troops (not just having time with your husband,) and follow the unspoken rules of being a part of this community. We all have bad days but this is getting a bit excessive. I won't recite what everybody has said about the irresponsibility of your actions. I think that as bloggers, we ought to be enforcing those of us who don't know why OPSEC is in place. Why we are asked to not utter names or places or movements or times. We should be gently educating so that those who don't love this country can't take advantage of us. This is a real threat. These are real wars our troops are fighting. We clearly love this country. Let's do our part to keep it safe. I hope to see improvements in your blogs soon.
If you haven't read it now: Ah, OPSEC from Semper Spouse