AN OASIS IN A WORLD OF HACKS, HUSTLERS, AND HIRED SPIN
posted by The Cunning Realist at Sunday, April 16, 2006
Who says imperialism doesn't pay?
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)
The PI, my local paper. Gave me quite a turn.
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.
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.
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?
We'll stand down, when the Iraqis stand up.Sure thing.
There will be plenty of room for helicopter landings without having to hover over the roof as in Saigon...
How appropriate we are building a Vatican for our religious war.
How old do you think the blueprints for these amazing country club bases are? Pre 9/11?
The writer is totally fair, and there is no question.
What you are saying is a terrible blunder.
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