Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"Captured Cody" -- One Year Later

Going through my archives, I realized that today is the one year anniversary of the "Captured Cody" saga: a jihadi website claimed that they had captured an American soldier, and put up pictures of the "soldier" to prove it. The media mostly ran with the story, until some people pointed out that the uniform was all wrong, and that our conventional forces guys don't wear face paint in Iraq. It turned out that the jihadis had taken pictures of a doll and posted it.

What interested me during this whole kerfuffle was how the bloggers were about 2 hours ahead of the mainstream media in picking up on the hoax. Hopefully the media will realize that they need to get more people who have a clue about the military into their organizations.

Going deep...


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