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olympics & politics!

my two favorite topics of the moment collide in this Sports Illustrated interview with members of the inspirational Iraqi soccer team:
"Iraq as a team does not want Mr. Bush to use us for the presidential campaign," Sadir told SI.com

[midfielder] Ahmed Manajid ... had an even stronger response ... "How will he meet his god having slaughtered so many men and women? He has committed so many crimes." [si]

Somewhere in this story is the unpleasant contradiction that these players, trained under the evil regime, made it to the games while the American team did not. I mean, it's not as if our military intervention somehow caused them to be good soccer players.

(via salon's war room [#])


have i ever told you how much i admire your quotation and attribution system?

*scanning for sarcasm*

it's clean!!!

seriously, though, i look forward to this sort of post from you.