The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

It isn't good news from Iraq, but it's definitely good news from "Iraq."

Running for Congress in California this year is one Howard Kaloogian, head of Move America Forward-- the group that pressured theater owners to boycott Fahrenheit 9/11. In fact, he's trying to fill the seat vacated by convicted felon Randy Cunningham. And given the rightward tilt of the district, Kaloogian is campaigning strictly by the Rove Playbook-- from spouting the latest GOP talking points to playing the gutsy badass. Unfortunately for Kaloogian, the Rove Playbook is strictly for accomplished bullshit artists. And he isn't up to snuff.


From Kaloogian's website: "We took this photo of dowtown 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."

There's just one problem with the photo: it was taken in Turkey.