[also posted at daily kos]

When Howard Kaloogian’s Move America Forward Truth Tour traveled to Iraq to take pretty pictures last summer, the delegation apparently stopped in Baghdad between July 11 and July 15.  

The pictures of Baghdad Mr. Kaloogian should have posted on his web site are the ones he refused to take:

On July 11

Ten unidentified men suffocated at Al-Nisour Square police station, Baghdad

Ten Sunni Muslim tribesmen died after American-trained Iraqi police commandos kept them in an airtight container for more than six hours in 115-degree heat, outraged Sunni clerics and politicians alleged

Sgt. Timothy J. Sutton, 22, of Springfield, Missouri dead in Baghdad, after his HMMWV struck a land mine (Sutton was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado)

On July 12

Four unidentified persons at the International Organization for Human Rights shot to death in Jamaa, western Baghdad

Lt. Col. Amer Mozar, head of the Interior Ministry’s crime scene investigation unit, shot to death in Wahda, southern Baghdad

On July 13

As many as thirty-two unidentified persons, most of them children, killed in a suicide bombing at Al-Jedidah, Baghdad, as American soldiers handed out candy link

The photograph of the aftermath of this bombing is from RubDMC’s beautiful diary, Iraq War Grief Daily Witness, Day 204

One unidentified person killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad

Ten unidentified persons found tortured and shot to death in eastern Baghdad

On July 14

One or possibly two unidentified persons killed in a suicide bombing at the Green Zone entrance checkpoint in Baghdad

Spc. Benyahmin B. Yahudah, 24, of Bogart, Georgia, dead in Baghdad, after an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol (Yahudah was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia)

On July 15

Five unidentified men found shot in the head at Hayy al Mamel, east of Baghdad

Eleven unidentified persons killed by a suicide car bomb at Sadiya, Baghdad

One unidentified person killed in a suicide bombing at Haswa, 30 miles south of Baghdad

One unidentified person killed by a suicide or car bomb at Amiriyah, West Baghdad

Casualty figures are from the Iraq Body Count database.

We learned a lot about the photos Mr. Kaloogian posted from the diaries posted by anthonyLA, BarbinMD, npbeachfun, londonbear, and others. I wonder if Mr. Kaloogian can learn anything from anyone.





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