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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 02:56 PM
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Fake photo of Baghdad used to bolster GOP's claims?
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Edited on Tue Mar-28-06 03:08 PM by kpete
(Kpete: Don't Go All Tin Foil Hat --- I just thought it was interesting...)


Fake photo of Baghdad used to bolster GOP's claims?
by anthonyLA
Tue Mar 28, 2006 at 01:27:55 PM PDT

Howard Kaloogian (R) has posted a photograph on his campaign website which he claims to have recently taken in downtown Baghdad, to show how "calm" and "stable" the city was during his visit.http://www.kaloogianforcongress.com/aboutus.asp?id06=11...

Check out the photo. I am no photographic expert, but to me, this does not appear to be a photo of Baghdad (or even Iraq) at all.



Here's why I think this photo was not taken in Iraq:

1) The signs are all in Roman script. (the signs that read edo, 2.Noter, etc.) Where's the arabic?

2) The couple holding hands in the front, right side of the picture. First, the fact that they are walking down the street holding hands makes me think this is not from Baghdad. Second, look at the woman's top (shirt). It has spaghetti strap sleeves (shoulders exposed) and is awfully tight for Iraq.

Am I crazy, or is this not of Baghdad at all?

Check out the photo on Kaloogian's site here:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/3/28/152755/284
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