Our semi-elected president, bless his heart, has released a campaign ad that pats us all on the back for ridding Iraq and Afghanistan of their resident evildoers and making it possible for both nations to send teams to Iraq. Well, the surprisingly successul Iraqi soccer team’s got a message for Mr. Flight Suit: Take your ad and shove it. As reported it by Sports Illustrated online:
[Midfielder Salih] 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.”
Iraq: blue state or red state?
One Reply to “More Bouquets for the Liberators”
Love this story, Dan.
Meanwhile, the only ad debate in this country is centered on swift boats. And too bad Americans don’t pay attention to soccer, even if it is the inspiring Iraqi Olympic team. We prefer to watch emaciated 20-year-old “girls” bounce around on a mat instead.
Speaking of soccer, everyone should be encouraged to keep our MLS team, the Earthquakes in the Bay Area.
Sign the petition at: http://www.soccersiliconvalley.com
I digress. Sorry for the rant.