Thursday, August 26, 2004

Looks like the anger over the Bush campaign's ad trumpeting the Iraq Olympic soccer team as a triumph of their Iraq war has not died down.

"Iraq as a team does not want Mr. Bush to use us for the presidential campaign," [Iraq soccer player Salih] Sadir told through a translator, speaking calmly and directly. "He can find another way to advertise himself."

Now the U.S. Olympic Committee has asked the Bush campaign to stop what seems to be an incredibly arrogant and presumptuous ad. I have to wonder if the campaign innocently and delusionally created this ad or whether they knew that the Iraq olympians, Afghan olympians, UOC and IOC would get angry and just figured they would keep the ad up as long as they could.

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