The sex police are at it again seeking to control reading habits of members of the military. Ten years after Congress banned sale of sexually explicit materials on military installations, dozens of religious and anti-porn groups are demanding removal of ‘Penthouse” and other such magazines which display the body of nude females. They are upset the Pentagon’s Review Board did not ban “Penthouse” and “Playboy.” Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., claims the military is skirting the intent of the law and added. “if soldiers want to read that stuff, they can walk down the street and buy it.”
I believe Congressman Bartlett has a wonderful idea. If American soldiers fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan want to purchase Penthouse or Playboy, they should simply walk down the street to the nearest al-Qaeda camp and purchase these items. At a time when basic liberties are being abridged this idiot congressman is worried about what men and women fighting for their nation read at night! Honestly, Mr. Bartlett, walking down the street in Baghdad, for any reason, can result in your death. In case you doubt this statement is accurate, why don’t you hop a plane to Baghdad and check out reading materials?