Wednesday, March 29, 2006

All Brown Countries Look Alike To Me

OK, before everyone gets a huffy and finger pointy, let's just remember that president Bush's No Child Left Behind act has caused schools to cut back on actually educating kids so they can be prepared to take standardized tests that determine whether the adults are going to get federal money or not.

That means, among other things, less money for classes like geography. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that when Representative
Howard Kaloogian (R-Mapquest) thought he was in Baghdad, he was actually somewhere in Turkey.

"We took this photo of downtown Baghdad while we were in Iraq." Kaloogian said, "Iraq (including Baghdad) is much more calm and stable than what many people believe it to be. Funny thing though, the people didn't seem to understand our Arabic translator."

"Look, Representative Kaloogian is a busy man," explained an aide. "He's constantly monitoring the liberal media to spot attempts to portray Reagan inaccurately, and when he's not doing that he's in Washington helping the Republicans maintain their reputation as the party of fiscal responsibility."

A press release for Kaloogian's office attributed the mistake to "pilot error. It's obvious the pilot turned left at Saudi Arabia rather than right," the release said.

"This happens all the time," said White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan. "I can't tell you how many times in the runup to the war we almost invaded Turkey."

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