Ooops: NATO Video Says Chicago is ‘Capital of Illinois’

Obama must not have been paying too much attention to what his folks at NATO have been doing as they prepare for the summit coming up on May 20, 21 in Chicago because the new video touting the gathering has a few whoppers included. Namely that Chicago is the capital of Illinois (it isn’t) and is “the city he grew up in” (he didn’t).

As the mellifluous tones of the European accented, female narrator begins, we see images of the shining City of Big Shoulders, The City That Works, the legendary Windy City, the, uh, Capital of Illinois? That’s what we are told…

On the 20th and 21st of May, Chicago is going to be at the center of attention. More than 60 heads of state in government will meet to discuss crucial matters of security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic Area. And so the leaders of the member nations of the organization created by the 1949 Washington Treaty will meet in the capital of Illinois this time.

There was a good reason for this choice. The decision was made by the American President Barack Obama, who wanted this event to take place in the city he grew up in.

Ooops.

Not only is Chicago not the capitql of Illinois, much as many Chicago politicians seem to act as if it were, the real capital is Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield. Additionally, neither Chicago nor Illinois is where Obama grew up. That was Indonesia and Hawaii.

But not to worry, says our kindly narrator. Facts don’t matter too much because “Chicago appeals to Americans just as much a Europeans.”

Well, that makes me feel better, anyway. And why not? With unemployment as high as it is, with parts of the city beginning to look like Dresden after the bombing, and with businesses fleeing both the city and the state… I can see why Europeans feel at home here.

How is it possible that something as large and important as NATO cannot even get simple facts correct? One has to wonder if incompetence has become such a hallmark of this presidency that it is now infecting everything it touches?

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Posted by on May 3, 2012.
Filed under Barack Obama, Big government, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Dumbasses, Liberals, Military.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • jim_m

    Chicago is not the capitol, but is is in everything but name.  Years ago Gov Jim Thompson moved most of the administrative functions to Chicago in the State of Illinois bldg.  Some governors have essentially set up shop there and refused to go to Springfield.

  • Guest

     “Obama must not have been paying too much attention to what his folks at
    NATO have been doing as they prepare for the summit coming up on May 20,
    21 in Chicago because the new video touting the gathering has a few
    whoppers included.”

    LOL. Seriously? You think Obama should have checked the video and caught the mistake?

    What a moron.

    • GarandFan

      “The decision was made by the American President Barack Obama, who wanted this event to take place in the city he grew up in.”

      TRANSLATION:  I got nuthin’.

      • Guest

        Yes, you have nothing — or “nuthin’ if you prefer.

        The decision was made by Barack Obama? You want the rubes to believe that means Obama personally approved the script or the video?

        Are you an idiot?

        • GarandFan

           Obviously the people who work for your Obamassiah are.

          And who picked them?

    • iwogisdead

      Yeah, Obumble probably didn’t preview this. But, I agree that Obumble is a moron.

  • Stan Brewer

    They need another Al Capone to liven things up a bit. Maybe a few drive shootings with some Chicago typewriters would scare the bejeezus out of the world leaders. Oops that is already happening there.

  • iwogisdead

    A capitol is a building. A capital is a city.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Proof I should NOT drink and blog!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liberty-AtStake/100002159374121 Liberty At’Stake

    Chicago will be the capital of the country if Barry gains re-election and exercises that additional ‘flexibility.’

  • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

    (Shakes head)

    Not unexpected.

    (Checks mail, looking for Obama’s transcripts.)

    (Doesn’t find them.  Walks away to get a good night’s sleep.)

  • ackwired

    Is this the only thing you can find that you can use to slam Obama?  Pretty weak effort.

    • 914

      20 trillion debt load and putrid stagnation of the economy for 3 years.

      There he goes again..

      • ackwired

        Now there you have something with some substance.

  • 914

    “The decision was made by the American President Barack Obama, who wanted this event to take place in the city he grew up in.”

    Jakarta doesn’t want him either..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doc-Musgrove/100000620620015 Doc Musgrove

    Probably a freudian slip by obummer in a previous conversation with NATO officials.  After his anticipated landslide loss in the 2012 election, he probably said he would like NATO forces to occupy Chicago first, to establish a new capital from which to dictate

  • dlg1956

    Chicago politics control Illinois so the capital might as well be there