"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 [#])