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12 Sep, 2014 15:06

Lost: 7 US Geo-gaffes that should worry us all

Lost: 7 US Geo-gaffes that should worry us all

Everyone makes mistakes. Freudian slips, misspellings, we forget things...we're all human. However, when the world’s most powerful army wants to 'help out', but can’t quite remember where, it should be a cause for concern.

A top US official said on Wednesday - ahead of President Obama's announcement of the strategy to be taken against the Islamic State terorrist group in Syria and Iraq, that "Saudi Arabia and Syria share an extensive border." How do they plan to help the world fight terrorism...?

How "precise" can US air strikes against #IS be when White House doesn't know where Syria/Saudi Arabia is? (See pic) pic.twitter.com/fxIN9Q538r

— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) September 12, 2014

Seems like 'the Middle East' exists as a name in order to skip over the boring details of its geography. "Syria is Iran's route to the sea," came the ominous warning from Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Former candidate, Senator John McCain, followed suit by admitting that the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border will indeed require America's thorough assistance.

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney confuses countries on a neighboring continent where the US has been involved for decades: "The people of Peru, I think, deserve better," he said of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

Mitt, again, with the Middle East: the West Bank borders "Syria or Jordan."

The following happened first to George W. Bush, then to Sarah Palin, and then, Rick Santorum. Africa is a country, and that's the end of it!

The possibility of islands tipping over and capsizing had to be included as a bonus. Courtesy of Congressman Hank Johnson...