Okay, it seems like I really dropped the ball on my most recent Kaloogian post
. But in my defense, the guy is ridiculous on so many different fronts it's just not that easy to keep up with all of them in real time.
As we mentioned this afternoon, Kaloogian's latest excuse for his Baghdad-Istanbul bamboozle is this (as reported
in the San Francisco Chronicle
The candidate said he hadn't recognized the error because "the military asked us to use our discretion and put things on the Internet that were nondescriptive ... (because) if we posted something that was easily identifiable, it could be a target."
Now, as an almost limitless number of TPM Readers have written in to point out, this is a rather self-defeating explanation.
Things are much calmer and safer in Baghdad than the Bush-hating press will tell you. But we can't actually show you any pictures because our military handlers told us that any place identified in a photograph in my dinky little campaign website runs a serious risk of being blown up.
Sounds like things are going great over there, doesn't it?
And however things are going in Baghdad, isn't this guy's status as a clown up to something like a moral certainty at this point?