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Saturday, August 21, 2004
I've Never Cheered For a Soccer Team In My Life
Emad Mohammed's 12-yard bicycle kick in the 64th minute gave Iraq a 1-0 victory over Australia in the quarterfinals Saturday, putting the invaded, war-torn country in position to compete for only its second Olympic medal in the nation's history.
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"...putting the invaded, war-torn country..."
Ah, the good ole AP -- the news organization that never misses an opportunity to dress up anti-Americanism as context. How about calling it the "newly liberated country", dummkopfs!
Posted by: surly | 2004-08-21 2:34:39 PM
I like Omar's remark today on Iraq the Model: "I really expected that despite the difficult life in Iraq that our athletes were going to perform better than ever, and I believe it's the effect of freedom."
God bless America.
Posted by: Charles MacDonald | 2004-08-21 2:38:56 PM
Iraq's soccer team now prospers when the vicious tyrant who tortured them for losing is destroyed (courtesy of your friendly neighborhood 101st Airborne Division).
Maybe Canada's team would do better if the cold-hearted rich people from Tronna were similarly dispatched. I don't advocate invasion (though it would be nice to see them cower in fear). Instead just cut off the Perrier water and caviar for a couple of weeks and they'll be on their knees begging for mercy.
In Beijing 2008, Alberta should field its own team, separate and distinct from the Federalist one.
Posted by: Scott | 2004-08-21 3:47:23 PM
If the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands Antilles, Hong Kong and "Palestine" can have their own Olympic teams, then Alberta or any other "province" can have their own team.
We already have a flag, albeit one I would change to reflect anti-Federal attitudes, but a national anthem is necessary. I'm no musician or lyricist, but I think the song should contain the themes of freedom and prosperity of Alberta, and the duty of all Albertans to protect it from federal greed. We fought for freedom in the World Wars, Korea, the Cold War, Afghanistan and Iraq, but now we have to do it at home.
Oh wouldn't it be nice if in 2006 the Alberta Olympic Hockey team beat the Federalist won for the Gold Medal? Then we could show those rich bastards!
Posted by: Scott | 2004-08-22 1:04:25 AM
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