"Actions are held to be good or bad,
not on their own merits but
according to who does them, and there is almost no outrage - torture,
the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonments
without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians, which
does not change its moral colour when it is committed by 'our' side."
(The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of
George Orwell, vol 3, p. 419, written in