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No one's cheering for Team USA

Updated: August 24, 2004, 12:17 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- Much to the anger of the athletes involved, President Bush is using the Iraqi Olympic team's success in his re-election campaign, essentially saying if it hadn't been for him, the country and its soccer team wouldn't be here.

And in a related development, that "independent" group of Vietnam swiftboat veterans has released another attack ad on John Kerry, saying that if it hadn't been for him, the U.S. men's basketball team wouldn't be here, either.

Funny, isn't ...

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