Kaloogian and the Truth - Photographic Evidence
DowntownKaloogian is running to replace convicted Republican felon Randy "Duke" Cunningham in the 50th congressional district and was so proud of this photo that he included it on his campaign website. [UPDATE - Wednesday AM: Kaloogian has apparently taken the photo down from his website.]
We took this photo of downtown
while we were in Baghdad . Iraq (including Iraq ) 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 Baghdad effort to fight terrorism. U.S.
There is one slight problem with this picture of a peaceful, normal looking Iraqi street. The photo apparently wasn't taken in "Downtown Baghdad" or anywhere in Iraq for that matter. After Kaloogian's deception was noticed and publicized a crack crew of photo analysts literally took the picture apart and concluded that it was actually taken in Turkey.
Kaloogian's brand of truth is hard to distinguish from Cunningham's brand of lies. Maybe Kaloogian had to use a photo taken in another country because the reality of Baghdad was more like this:
The truth is that people like Kaloogian have been working overtime to make sure that the Bush Administration lies about Iraq are constantly repeated over and over again.
Kaloogian can't handle the truth and doesn't think you should hear it.
UPDATE - Wednesday: TPM has more and even more on Kaloogian's elastic sense of the "truth".
UPDATE 2: More Kaloogian "Truth Tour" photos show up in campaign advertising. The General helps out. Odd, how much Baghdad looks like San Bernardino.