"The image of the Iraqi soccer team playing in this Olympics, it's fantastic, isn't it? It wouldn't have been free if the United States had not acted." -- George W. Bush, U.S. President
"Iraq as a team does not want Mr. Bush to use us for the presidential campaign. He can find another way to advertise himself." -- Salih Salir, midfielder on the Iraqi Olympic team
"How will he [Bush] meet his god having slaughtered so many men and women? He has committed so many crimes." -- Ahmed Manajid, midfielder on the Iraqi Olympic team
"My problems are not with the American people. They are with what America has done in Iraq: destroy everything. The American army has killed so many people in Iraq. What is freedom when I go to the [national] stadium and there are shootings on the road?" -- Iraqi soccer coach Adnan Hamad
All quotes taken from a Sports Illustrated story posted today.