Wonder if they’ll have political parties?

I hope they have enough traffic lights

Guess the wars are on my mind today – all this deficit talk without any talk of wars is disgraceful. So I decided to check in and see how things are going with our new Embassy in Baghdad.

Did you know:

  • It’s the largest and most expensive embassy in the world
  • It’s two and a half times the size of Vatican City
  • It’s budgeted at $6.2 billion
  • The embassy complex comprises 21 buildings on a 104 acre (42 ha) site (Disneyland is 85 acres).
  • A Kuwaiti company got the contract to build it

From Wikipedia:

The embassy has extensive housing and infrastructure facilities in addition to the usual diplomatic buildings. The buildings include:[8]

  • Six apartment buildings for employees
  • Water and waste treatment facilities
  • A power station
  • Two “major diplomatic office buildings”
  • Recreation, including a gym, cinema, and a swimming pool

The complex is heavily fortified, even by the standards of the Green Zone. The details are largely secret, but it is likely to include a significant US Marine Security Guard detachment. Fortifications include deep security perimeters, buildings reinforced beyond the usual standard, and five highly guarded entrances.[citation needed]

Your basic small city. Embassy my ass. We’re never leaving Iraq.

And let us not forget the 800 or so military bases we have across the world which cost us about $102 billion yearly.

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.

6 responses to “Wonder if they’ll have political parties?

  1. The US is also spending $1 billion on a new embassy in London, a left over from the Shrub era.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/24/us-embassy-in-london-to-c_n_474465.html

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  2. Bring our people home.

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  3. shortbuswonderkid

    Moe, your missing the point. Libraries, schools, Social Security, Medicare, Veteran services and Planned Parenthood are all luxuries for people without money. Luxuries for tax-payers. We can not afford these … comforts … AND let the rich continue to not pay taxes. What would you expect our above-the-law diplomats to live in while ‘preserving world peace’ if not a royal palace? Freedom is for people who can afford it, not the lesser 95%.

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