Subcultures spawn defining rituals: fans of Insane Clown
Posse have the Gathering of the Juggalos; practitioners of radical
self-realization congregate at Burning Man; and for the national
journo-politico elite and its legion of camp followers there are the
publication of Bob Woodward's inside-the-Beltway, memo-and-tell, docudramas.
Well, by now we all know not to respond to those e-mails promising
millions of dollars will come our way if only we allow our bank
accounts to be used as conduits for smuggling money out of Nigeria, or
South Africa, or wherever.
But what do we do when someone
purporting to be a member of the US military makes us the same offer?
Isn't it our money in the first place, this money being shifted out of
Iraq? The quandary deepens.
Why didn't American journalists think of this sooner?