the boondoggle that is the new US embassy in baghdad

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, May 31, 2007.

  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    first off, it's huge:
    i've seen estimates elsewhere that its annual operating budget will exceed one billion dollars. more on that kuwaiti firm in a moment.

    now, remember how the plans are secret? oops!

    ah well, that's not the worst of it:
    these are the same kuwaiti friends who we defended in the gulf war. but until i now, it hadn't occurred to me that the word "friends" should have been taken in the context of a "bush friend", meaning using taxpayer money to line corporate coffers at the expense of the proletariat. i'm glad i've got that all straight now.
     
  2. SMM macrumors 65816

    SMM

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    I guess my first question is, why are we building this friggin thing? We are going to get our asses kicked out of there. It just a matter of WHEN.
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    I'd like to see the contract for the land sale: "The Estate of Saddam Hussein Esq"? Of course, embassies are the sovereign territory of the country concerned, so it really will be like the Vatican. I wonder if they have more than six US employees who are fluent in Arabic yet?
     
  4. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    104 acres of American soil in the Middle East. Woot!
     
  5. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    We'll see how long that lasts.
     

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