Well, Howard Kaloogian, the previously mentioned Repug who had claimed a picture taken in Turkey was a picture from Iraq, has now scrubbed his site clean and taken the "oh, it was all just a mistake" tack.
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.
Mind you, the new picture has NO DETAIL whatsoever - it looks to have been taken from a helicopter, as there is no way you can tell what's happening on street level. There could be a frickin' firefight going on at the time and you couldn't tell from his photo. So the "well this picture just proves how calm Iraq really is" arguement falls through, like using a Google Earth picture of New York City to "prove" the crime rate has gone down.
As a special added bonus extra-value snark, I note the reference to "two exclusive, by-invitation-only screenings of the documentary "Celsius 41.11"" which appears to be a response to and a supposed debunking of Michael Moore's "Farenheit 911". The movie was produced by David Bossie of "Citizens United", who is a long-time Repug dirty trickster and partisan hack who has been responsible for:
- the "Willie Horton" ads of 1988,
- the "Clinton Chronicles" film, detailing the trail of murders Bill Clinton was supposedly "responsible for",
- driving the Whitewater investigations by channeling false information to the press,
- the false Gennifer Flowers accusations against Clinton,
- attempts to link Gary Condit to the murder of Chandra Levy (bet you forgot all about that - god knows I wish I had),
- blaming Bill Clinton for 9/11 (his book "Intelligence Failure: How Clinton's National Security Policy Set the Stage for 9/11"),
- and filing an FEC complaint against Moore's advertising for "Farenheit 911" on the grounds that it violated campaign financing laws restricting political advocacy advertising.