Dr. Steven Taylor, associate professor of political science at Troy University, is depressed by his student's lack of geographic knowledge:

Out of 16 students in my general studies World Politics class only 1 could identify Iraq and Afghanistan on a blank map on their exam. One other student found Iraq and another correctly located Afghanistan.

Pardon me while I go weep quietly in the corner.

Well, it's not exactly as if those countries have been in the news lately. Perhaps we just need more globes in the classroom -- or more military veterans.