Support The Troops! (Use them to win concert tickets)

It has been argued that The Powers That Be may, in fact, view our soldiers as simply a means to an end. However, I don't think even they would expect the end to be tickets to a Hannah Montana (bo bannah, banana-vana fo fannah, fee fi mo mannah, Hannah!) concert:
GARLAND, Texas - An essay that won a 6-year-old girl four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert began with the powerful line: “My daddy died this year in Iraq.”

While gripping, it wasn’t true — and now the girl may lose her tickets after her mom acknowledged to contest organizers it was all a lie.
What a perfect example of the disconnect between the public and what's going in Iraq. I'm extremely grateful that I have not been in the position of having a family member serve in Iraq and come back home in a box. Consequently, I don't know how it would feel to read about some stupid asshole fabricating the death of a loved family member for the sole purpose of getting fucking concert tickets to a show that no self-respecting person should even be attending.

But I can guess.

When asked for an explanation, here's what the proud mother had to say for herself:
The mother had told company officials that the girl’s father died April 17 in a roadside bombing in Iraq, company spokeswoman Robyn Caulfield said.

“We did the essay and that’s what we did to win,” Priscilla Ceballos, the mother, said in an interview with Dallas TV station KDFW. “We did whatever we could do to win.”
To quote myself, "I guess that is what you can expect from a society that sees everything like a football game. Win at any expense." In this case, winning was at the expense of dead soldiers.

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