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This Time It's Not A Death March

Which nation (aside from the host nation) got the biggest ovation at the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Olympic Games?

Hadir Lazame carries the flag of Iraq during opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 in Athens, Greece. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)


Regardless of the outcome in their respective events, the Iraqi Olympic delegation are winners since they no longer face torture or death upon their return home.


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Comments (5)

Welcome back to the civilis... (Below threshold)
Scott Free:

Welcome back to the civilised world.

Courtesy of the United States Armed Forces.

Don't punk out like that Ir... (Below threshold)

Don't punk out like that Iranian wrestler who quit because he wouldn't duke it at with-- HORRORS!-- an Israeli. If you're wired like that, wouldn't Allah want you to whup 'em?

They should have carried so... (Below threshold)

They should have carried some of the implements that Uday tortured them with and then thrown them at the French and Germans.

I know, it's soooo cool, is... (Below threshold)
firstbrokenangel:

I know, it's soooo cool, isnt it?
~C

Worst line was Couric's "Th... (Below threshold)

Worst line was Couric's "The Iraqi Olympic team certainly has a tortured history...literally."

Good god be quiet you dingbat.




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