Kaloogian Sets the Record Straight

Howard Kaloogian

Downtown Baghdad
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. 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.

Kaloogian’s campaign office also removed this Baghdad street scene:


And this photo of a troupe of the Baghdad musicians who gaily serenade the bustling nightlife that characterizes this new Mideast magnet for the pleasure-traveler.



Comments: 23


no photoshop?


Well, maybe I can cook something up…


See- no giant blast craters; the liberal media is lying!


Nice spoof on Kaloogian’s new photo.

Of course, if this aerial photo is not really of Baghdad it would be even funnier.


Now that I’ve read his actual words, he’s certainly nothing like the human case of explosive diarrhea people have made him out to be.


Is that Frank Zappa????


Shut up ‘n fire yer RPG!


PP, that was my first thought, as well. Even before I noticed the addition of the guitar to add “kredibil’ty”



If you want a photoshop job of Baghdad, I’ve got it.


You should have used Cat Stevens.


The anonymous was me.


Wait, now I’m confused.

Are you guys saying “hey, that looks just like Frank Zappa” or are you saying “Hey, I recognize Frank Zappa”?

Sorry, every once in awhile my irony detector deserts me.


Our comments are whicever way you think there is more thought behind them and not being the product of the ol monkey/typewrite factory that they actually are.

melior (in Austin)

Sheik Yerbouti.


The text in the musician pic is really what pulls it together.


Andrew SLS –
Are you sure that’s a photoshopped picture?



Are you aware that that could be read as a shot at me?



Wristwatch, cornhole.


No offense intended – if there was a way to paypal you over a steel reserve I’d buy you a drink. 🙂


‘Gaily seranade’

Dammit, are we back on Ken Mehlman and Karl Rove’s pants again??!!??!!

Hysterical Woman

It seems Iraq has adopted the Western practice of drunk make outs on the street.


Strangely accurate. What with the violence, crime and raging corruption, Baghdad these days *is* Grand Theft Auto, just with the chicks covered up.


Nice touch with my boy Frank Zappa


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