Iraq banned from Olympics; Bush throws tantrum and has to sit in corner

Breaking news: The International Olympics Committee has banned Iraq from next month’s Olympic Games in Beijing. 

More info as it becomes available.

10:37 am –

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The International Olympic Committee has banned Iraq from competing in the upcoming Summer Olympics games because of what it says is political interference by the government in sports.

An Iraqi Olympic Committee official said the IOC sent letters in Arabic and English confirming the ban.

The official said the seven Iraqi athletes who were to travel to China for the games in August are disappointed by the decision.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/07/24/iraq.olympics/index.html

Man, I tell ya, it’s a good thing we got rid of that corrupt, meddlesome government that was in charge of Iraq before…

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5 responses to “Iraq banned from Olympics; Bush throws tantrum and has to sit in corner

  1. polisciafterparty

    Whew- and I thought we were going to have to face all those stud Iraqi quarter milers in Beijing.

    Ha.

    Legal Eagle

  2. polisciafterparty

    With all due respect to my fellow liberal and moderate colleagues, Mike think about that last statement you made at the bottom there for just a quick second…I don’t believe this Iraqi administration has been gassing the Kurds or other things like that….yet.

    -The Conzz

  3. polisciafterparty

    that is true, but the statement was made in regards to the Olympics. Recall the horrors of Uday and/or Qusay(I forget which one was the head of Sport). Are we better off that the old regime is eliminated…yes. i didn’t mean it in a “jeez, we’re worse than Saddam” way…

    -trader

  4. polisciafterparty

    Alright, I was looking for more clarification on the issue. Point taken.

    -The Conzz

  5. polisciafterparty

    Personally, I think it’s kinda ridiculous that—considering the entire politicization of the state of China (derher, Communism has that effect on countries), combined with China AND Iraq’s (whichever Iraqi government we’re discussing) histories of government-initiated human rights violations—we’re even discussing this…

    double agent

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