Thursday, August 19, 2004
I never thought the day would come that I could combine a post on Futbol & Politics. But we live in strange days. Indeed.
It turns out the Iraqi Olympic Team is taking exception to the fact that our President is using Iraqi & Afghan Olympic images in his campaign ads:
...Sadir had a message for U.S. president George W. Bush, who is using the Iraqi Olympic team in his latest re-election campaign advertisements.
In those spots, the flags of Iraq and Afghanistan appear as a narrator says, "At this Olympics there will be two more free nations -- and two fewer terrorist regimes."
"Iraq as a team does not want Mr. Bush to use us for the presidential campaign," Sadir told SI.com through a translator, speaking calmly and directly. "He can find another way to advertise himself."
Ahmed Manajid, who played as a midfielder on Wednesday, had an even stronger response when asked about Bush's TV advertisement. "How will he meet his god having slaughtered so many men and women?" Manajid told me. "He has committed so many crimes."
Tip of the Horn to the Daily Kos.
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