It would seem that the highly visible Iraqi national soccer team-- which is wowing Olympic spectators with its 2 wins, and qualification for the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament-- is quite peeved at the Bush-Cheney campaign for exploiting them by including them in a campaign ad (without their permission, of course). I mean, why ask if they minded having their picture inserted in a Bush-Cheney ad? (The ad notes that the Olympics has "two more free nations", Iraq and Afghanistan; I suppose by free, they might mean "free of order", or "free of future prospects"; I know Qusay and Uday were bad, and Iraq and indeed the planet is better off with them dead-- doesn't give you the right to exploit a proud people-- especially in one of the few things they have to take pride in).
This is so reminiscent of Bush's unilateral announcement that he would have the Abu Ghraib Prison demolished (because its about him, you see- everything in the world is about him-- so Abu Ghraib is an embarassment to him so it has to come down). It seems no Iraqis were asked-- not even our puppets-- and they were mighty peeved that we would propose knocking down one of their largest buildings at a time when they have enough problems keeping four walls and a roof standing on anything.
These ingrate Iraqi bastards. We liberate them, humiliate them, torture them, unleash anarchy, chaos and violence, and impose a puppet government on them, and now they have the audacity to say that just because they don't like the policies of their foreign occupiers, they get to have a say in whether or not their images are exploited for political gain!
There's just no pleasing some people.
Oh yeah, I left out Isudan.
Posted by Just Wondering at August 19, 2004 05:36 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to add Isudan. See the pattern yet? What do you think it will take to get the Muslem World to realize these antics must cease?
Posted by Just Wondering at August 19, 2004 05:38 PM
Next you'll want the U.S. to start being "sensitive."
Posted by mamayo at August 20, 2004 09:59 AM