At first glance, one would assume that the Bush team at least held the high ground on the debate over their Olympics ad. The ad features shots of the Iraqi soccer team and other images as a voiceover celebrates the fact that we have two additional democracies in the world (Afghanistan and Iraq for those scoring at home).
But now the International Olympic Committee is demanding that the ad be pulled because the Bush campaign never asked for (translation: paid for) permission to use the word Olympics in an ad. The Bush team has refused to pull the ad. Of course, they’re right to stand up to the money grubbing control freaks at the I.O.C.
But then there’s this other problem. See the other group of people who seem to be most upset by the Bush campaign ad are some of the players on the Iraqi soccer team.