Saturday, October 18, 2003

How do we know we love Mother Russia?

Because Mother Russia tells us we love Mother Russia.

A recent spate of 'letters to the editor' from soldiers on the front lines in Iraq turns out to be a form letter that, in many cases, the purported authors didn't even know had been posted in their name. The letters, which heap praise upon the US military machine, appeared verbatim in 11 different newspapers, signed by 11 different people.

The part I don't understand (and this lack of understanding has been a major problem of mine for a long time) is how the assholes that are sending these letters can justify the deceit to themselves... isn't it a hollow victory if they convince people through lies?