Sunday, April 16, 2006

In Xanadu Did Kubla Khan

....a shining city upon a hill decree.


Blogger Ahistoricality said...

Who says imperialism doesn't pay?

4/16/2006 4:18 PM  
Anonymous wendy said...

It seems odd that Congress is balking at $1 billion for this project when they are spending that EACH WEEK on military operations in Iraq. (or is it $2.2 billion per month? I forget)

4/16/2006 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PI, my local paper. Gave me quite a turn.

4/16/2006 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should help pay for it by taking corporate sponsors and painting their logos on the side of the embassy.

Let's start with TARGET Superstores.

4/16/2006 9:08 PM  
Anonymous RW said...

The acreage makes sense since the embassy appears to be planned as a self-contained and hardened 'city' - water, power, waste, defense, etc. - and this is also doubtless the case for the permanent bases that are being built elsewhere in Iraq. Looks like someone is planning for prolonged stay and is furthermore anticipating that the situation going forward will be no better then than it is now. No surprises here.

4/16/2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger DED said...

I have to second what rw said. It's going to make a nice target for anti-American attacks down the road and will certainly lend creedence to any Iraqi arguments that the US is an occupational force that won't go away. Will we see a repeat of the events outside our old embassy in Saigon? or Tehran?

4/17/2006 12:00 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

We'll stand down, when the Iraqis stand up.

Sure thing.

4/17/2006 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will be plenty of room for helicopter landings without having to hover over the roof as in Saigon...

4/17/2006 12:24 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

How appropriate we are building a Vatican for our religious war.

4/17/2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger grass root said...

How old do you think the blueprints for these amazing country club bases are?
Pre 9/11?

4/17/2006 7:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

The writer is totally fair, and there is no question.

5/15/2011 11:03 AM  
Anonymous paging systems said...

What you are saying is a terrible blunder.

5/15/2011 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Thamertcups said...

The PI, my local paper. Gave me quite a turn.

11/15/2012 10:12 PM  

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