One of the geography whizzes in the Obama administration must have had a hand in producing a new video from NATO promoting the upcoming summit in the host city, because Chicago is billed as the capital of Illinois:
“More than 60 heads of state and government will meet to discuss crucial matters of security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area,” a narrator’s voice says as the five-minute video plays panning shots of Chicago. “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.”
Of all the capitals in all the 57 states, NATO had to pick the wrong one.
The NATO video was fraught with errors, but for my money this is by far the funniest part:
“Al Capone made the city notorious,” the narrator says near the end of the video, “but today, it is clear that the gangsters’ days are over, and Chicago is rich in resources thanks in particular to the trans-Atlantic links.
Hahahaha! Those NATO folks are hilarious.