Monday, August 10, 2009

Sure, We Can Keep A Secret

In his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column, Peter King has a section he calls "Factoids of the Week that may only interest me." Among this week's factoids is the following:

When five current and former NFL coaches (Tom Coughlin, Jeff Fisher, John Harbaugh, Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher) journeyed to Iraq earlier this summer to visit the troops, they spent the morning of the Fourth of July in a top-secret Battle Assessment Meeting, where looming combat plans were discussed. Before the meeting began, the coaches had to sign anti-treason forms, saying if they disclosed to anyone what was discussed in the meeting, they could be tried on federal treason charges.

It is interesting that the coaches were required to sign anti-treason forms, but the question that comes to my mind is - why would you allow five NFL coaches into a top-secret meeting where combat plans are being discussed in the first place?

Strikes me as pretty odd.

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