A Republican Candidate’s Proof that There is Peace in Iraq With a Picture of…


Downtown Istanbul.


The photo of peace in Istanbul, Turkey has been replaced on the republican candidate’s website with what may (or may not be) a photo of Baghdad with this caption:

We originally posted a photograph not of Baghdad, Iraq but from Istanbul, Turkey where our delegation traveled on the way home to the United States. We apologize for this mistake. We have corrected it with a photograph we took from Baghdad. We took this photo of downtown Baghdad while we were in Iraq. Iraq (including Baghdad) is much more calm and stable than what many people believe it to be.

And here is the picture

Baghdad sure does look peaceful when you take the picture from a 747.

Update 2:

Daily Kos has more on the new picture. Looks like it was taken from a hotel in the Green Zone back in July of 2005 and one of the buildings in the background has been bombed since then.

1 Comment

  1. LOL! I saw this on Salon but I did not know the info on the “updated” Bhagdad photo. The guy Kaloogian is as clueless as our “dear leader”.

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