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  •  But who would work in the new embassy (11+ / 0-)

    if we sent them all home?

    Then someone might just question the need for the largest embassy in the world, bigger than the Vatican, that's being built in the Green Zone right now.  With its own energy plant & water/sewer systems, completely independent from real life in Baghdad.

    At least the staff will be safer there, I guess.

    Good catch, Olds88.  I had just seen the article a few minutes ago and once again I'm thankful for McClatchey.

    •  The new embassy is so bizarre (5+ / 0-)

      What are they thinking? The embassy may be big and designed to resist a siege, but there is one thing it doesn't include-- it's own airstrip.

      If you were going to build this boondoggle anywhere in Baghdad, why the hell isn't it at the airport? At this point, it's just more stay-the-course politics to continue building this thing.

      Here was my idea for a boondoggle that would actually be capable of completing its dubious mission.

      •  Only place in Baghdad (5+ / 0-)

        that has enough security for them to complete the construction, I'd imagine. This way, the contractors can stay inside the walls and no one has to travel that airport road.

        I'd guess that these plans were hatched when the "Iraq is open for business" meme was going strong, so they envisoned a huge place that could accomodate all of the oil profiteers & the large staff needed to keep the wheels of unchecked capitalism moving.

        Never mind that the situation has changed - these guys like to stay the course and waste our money. With 104 acres and unlimited funds, I have no doubt they can stick in a short airstrip and a few more helicopter pads.

        Thanks for the link; I didn't see that diary. Great concept!

        •  this government isn't wasting our money! (2+ / 0-)
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          Cliss, MichiganGirl

          haliburton is enjoying every blood soaked dollar... x 1,000,000,000.

          That's the problem! That's the problem! The liberal groups are jumping around without knowing what the hell is in the bill! - dave obey

          by edrie on Mon May 14, 2007 at 09:39:57 PM PDT

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