Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Iraq Into Asian Cup Finals

Iraq beats South Korea 4-3 on penalty kicks, and await the winner of Saudi Arabia-Japan. An improbably run by the Iraqis, I wonder what the reaction is on the ground in Iraq...

UPDATE: Ah, fuck. The nihilism currently in Iraq, whether it is foreign terrorists, sectarian violence, or whomever, is numbing. Today's headline: "Baghdad bombers target soccer celebrations, killing at least 50." Between regular attacks on weddings, religious festivals, and national sporting triumphs, it is impossible to see how hope or joy can exist in Iraq. How incredibly sad.

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