Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Kaloogian, take me away!

So you all know by now that there's this rabid, pro-war doofus running for the disgraced Randall "Dukestir" Cunningham's seat in California. His name is Howard Kaloogian, and he's furious that the media only shows bad things happening in Iraq. In an incredibly amateur attempt to snow his potential electorate, he posted this picture on his website (which is currently laboring under the strain of so much traffic):

The caption accompanying the photo reads:

We took this photo of dowtown Baghdad while we were in Iraq. Iraq (including Baghdad) is much more calm and stable than what many people believe it to be. But, each day the news media finds any violence occurring in the country and screams and shouts about it - in part because many journalists are opposed to the U.S. effort to fight terrorism.

There's one problem: that's not Baghdad. It's someplace in Turkey.

Why do Republicans lie to America?

UPDATE: The good folks at dkos confirm that this is indeed the lovely town of Bakirkoy, Turkey.

UPDATE II: Kaloogian is now saying it's his staff's fault. He wasn't aware of the problem.

So much for personal responsibility.