The Original Iraqi Kid Message

Apparently there has been some controversy over a little cardboard sign that an Iraqi kid was holding, and it is obviously a fake. I submit to you the original image pre-Photoshop, with the original message intact. Obviously this is nothing more than liberal campaign to smear our brave soldiers. God Bless!

UPDATE (4/15): OK serously, this is a joke and a parody (for you numbskulls who couldn’t figure that out and posted comments in that vein). I don’t know if the other is original or not, but I was trying to show how easy it is to manipulate a photo. BTW, all I did was write this on a piece of paper, take a digital photo, and overlay it properly (those of you who know photoshop will understand the techniques). In retrospect, I should have edited it to say the exact same thing but with different handwriting, but I was trying for a laugh. Selah.

UPDATE (4/22): Making ripples in the news, I should do this more often…

Pool said at least two other versions of the photo were on the Internet, each with a different sign.

One says: “My country got invaded and all I got was this lousy sign.”

Another says: “Lcpl Boudreaux saved my Dad, th(en) he rescued my sister.”

It was not known if the photos were altered in any way.

No, none of them were altered, each of them exists in a parallel universe where they are original, dumbass.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. You gotta be kidding me. Your little pic is the one that’s obviously faked. Feh!

  2. Dearest readers of this site,

    Please refrain from posting comments if you are as stupid as Spike. Killing yourself to make room for more intelligent life is appreciated but optional.


  3. Oops…it was late… sleepy… I thought it was some dumb neo-con propaganda piece.

    Hey, you’re lucky anyone posts at all. You actually think anyone reads this borefest?

  4. I guess it’s pretty boring if you don’t get the jokes. I’m going to resort to penis jokes in the future. I mean, hell, it works for Wonkette.

  5. Obviously what you have is a doctored image because if you were smart you would have removed the arabic at the bottom. It still says in arabic (at least what I can translate) killed my Dad, then he knocked up my sister. idiot