That was partly my reaction as well. I don't see how they could object to the ad -- if not for the invasion, they wouldn't be at the Olympics. But I don't blame them at all for being pissed about Bush taking credit for their success on the campaign trail. I'd also be pissed that the US put in charge the same guy who was Uday's right hand.Of course, if I were from Najaf or Fallujah, and had family residing there, I doubt that I'd say anything good about Bush, even if I felt that way. Too dangerous.I don't see that the direction of the Democratic Party that you're decrying has anything to do with it.