I have read in the Army Times that blogs have taken off with soldiers deployed to the Middle East. As this is a sign that soldiers want to make sure that the truth is always told and that people can get a real feel for what is happening during these turbulent times, it seems some people in the military are worried. I understand their worry, for that is how information leaks occur and the enemy may benefit. I hope that they don't ban blogs but rather produce guidelines that soldiers should adhere to or face penalties. Blogs can be a valuable tool to America and the world to understand exactly what soldiers of all countries, who serve anywhere, what they go through day to day and what they feel. Their are times that you need to vent or just need to let your emotions out. What better way than the Internet so the world can understand your pain, worries, or joy. I for one know what I can and can't write in here and as the time comes for me to head over and do my tour, I will adhere to normal regulations and guidelines that the military has set in the past and only give my personal opinions and not direct events occuring. I only hope military officials see it this way and do not shut down this valuable tool. I guess only time will tell what the outcome may be.