Check out this interview of Stephen Hadley, the National Security Advisor to George Bush, in which Hadley repeatedly confuses Tibet with Nepal:
SAJA has the transcript of the relevant bits. It’s quite disgraceful for someone who is supposed to be an expert on foreign policy: Tibet and Nepal don’t even sound alike, unlike EyeRan and EyeRack.
Note: I am by no means suggesting that this ignorance is a Republican speciality. Hillary Clinton struggled to name Russia’s new president recently, and if she was to become president I’m sure she’d run the country like she’s run her campaign, with lies and deceit. The problem here isn’t a political party, but the nature of politics itself. How to change that?