Josh Levy at Win the War (fabulous photos) and Chris at Mason Conservative both have great stories about Iraq's astounding championship win in soccer for the Asian Cup. How absolutely wonderful for the citizens of that formerly oppressed country!
Back in 2002 and 2003 when the U.S. was contemplating going into Iraq, I did research on the country, the evil dictator Saddam Hussein, and his two equally-evil sons, Uday and Qusay. Uday was in charge of the soccer team. The stories about his sadistic treatment of the soccer team members were appalling ... flogging players until their backs were bloody, humiliation, jailings, caning players' feet, and other forms of torture.
This celebration must be especially sweet for Team Iraq.
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