Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Good News From Bagdad(?)

Howard Kaloogian is a conservative Republican candidate in San Diego's upcoming congressional special election to replace disgraced GOPer Duke Cunningham. Kaloogian has placed the above photo on his Web site, billing it as a photo Kaloogian took on a recent trip to Iraq. Here's his interesting 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.

Look carefully at the photo. Does it show what Kaloogian says it shows? Click on the photo to see a larger version.

The folks at Democratic Underground have picked apart the photo. It's not Baghdad. It's somewhere in Turkey. By the time you read this, someone may have pinpointed the exact street corner.

Go here for a highlighted version clearly providing all the evidence anyone should need to conclude Kaloogian is a lying liar.