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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Repug candidate proves that things are fine in Baghdad

By posting this photo of Istanbul:

Howard Kaloogian is running for the House seat desecrated by Duke Cunningham. He posted that photo on his campaign web site with this caption:
"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."
General consensus is that the photo is from Turkey, probably Istanbul. Most of the comments there suggest that Kaloogian is a liar. I suspect, instead, that he was just passing on a lie. He gets off the plane, travels to town escorted by military security, gets shown a few sights, takes a few pictures. How's a Republican from San Diego supposed to know he's in Turkey, not Iraq? This is probably the same "Iraq" that Joe Lieberman saw.