Help for heroes is, i feel, a clever campaign to link support for our troops with support for the war in Afghanistan. By taking the onus away from why we are fighting there and placing it on who is fighting there, the media/government transforms Afghanistan which has become an unjust war into a patriotic war. Just the other day Gordon Brown was quoted saying "It is our patriotic duty to finish what we started in Afghanistan, we owe it to those who have died". It just goes to show how low a government will stoop to further its aims. Soldiers are dying for government interests, rather than the safety of Great Britain. Those same soldiers are exploited even in death, shamelessly utilised as emotional blackmail by a government desperate to avoid the question "Why are our soldiers really dying in Afghanistan?".