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

An image grab taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11, 2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) allegedly shows ISIL militants gathering at an undisclosed location in Iraq's Nineveh province. (AFP Photo)

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...?

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...