Yep, we've got confirmation HERE. Scroll down, 6th picture of the poster named Faruk, pinned down by this person. It's a suburb of Istanbul.
So, first -- wow. I need to get those damn phones made up.
Second, the Republican candidate for CA-50, Howard Kaloogian, who is looking to replace a corrupt Republican official, who is screaming and moaning about the media lying about Iraq --
-- has posted a picture of Istanbul and telling you it's Baghdad in order to lie to you about Iraq. He lied to you and assumed you'd never find out.
He lied to you about pictures he took on a truth tour.
If he'd just posted the picture, or just posted the snarky comment, it would be unremarkable. But this, the combination of self-righteousness and then lying in order to justify the self-righteousness -- this is a sign of amorality so impressive it borders on sociopathy. I don't live in that district, but I gotta ask the Republicans who do: you really think we need more guys who are lying to the public and fooling themselves about the situation on the ground in Iraq in Congress? In power?
Party identification that important to you? Only by not voting for guys like this will you ever get your real Republicans back. You know that.
(NOTE: Apparently, Kaloonybin is blaming his webmaster for putting up the wrong photo. Ah, the rogue intern excuse, always good. But it I may, this can all be cleared up easily enough -- just post the photos of happy, bustling Baghdad you DID take. That's all.
Not. Going. To Happen.)