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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-04 08:23 AM
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Iraqi soccer team pissed at Bush campaign ads
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/olympics/2004/wri...

PATRAS, Greece -- Iraqi midfielder Salih Sadir scored a goal here on Wednesday night, setting off a rousing celebration among the 1,500 Iraqi soccer supporters at Pampeloponnisiako Stadium. Though Iraq -- the surprise team of the Olympics -- would lose to Morocco 2-1, it hardly mattered as the Iraqis won Group D with a 2-1 record and now face Australia in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Afterward, 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."

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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-04 08:42 AM
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1. Wow!!! I like those Iraqis! Good for them!!! Go Iraq soccer team! n/t
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-04 09:08 AM
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2. Guess Dumbya

Dont you just love how sensitive GWB is???????

Dont ya love how arrogant Mr Bush is??????/

Why I guess Mr Bush figured they (the Iraqys) owe him biggie.

A couple of my favoite qoutes........

"There was no immediate response from the Bush campaign on the criticism from the Iraqis"

and......


They are with what America has done in Iraq: destroy everything," he said. "The American army has killed so many people in Iraq. What is freedom when I go to the (national) stadium and there are shootings on the road?"


Sounds like they really like Dumbya

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redandstinky Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-04 09:47 AM
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3. Another version of this story here:
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