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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Too-Good-To-Be-True Alert!

Via Josh Marshall who has the direct links: A Republican candidate for Duke Cunningham's old seat posted a picture of a street corner Baghdad on his web site, with this super-asshole caption:
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. 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.
The obvious retort is that routine life goes on during the kind of attacks that are happening in Iraq, which doesn't mean that they aren't happening. But that's not really the point here, since it turns out that the street isn't in Baghdad. Or Iraq. It's in Bakirkoy, a suburb of Istanbul. That would be in Turkey. Amazingly, a Kos diarist found another shot of the same random street corner, in a portfolio of a Turkish photographer.

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