America’s Permanent Stain in Iraq
Long after “cakewalk,” “greeted as liberators” and “coalition of the willing” have been forgotten by American comedians, Iraqis will still have a permanent reminder of America’s 6-year, uh, “visit.”
Who needs the Taj Mahal when you can have America’s Shrine To Itself. The new American Embassy — the world’s largest — was unveiled yesterday in Baghdad’s Green Zone. A $700 million masterpiece, paid for by YOU.
Our sparkling jewel contains twenty-one buildings on 104 acres and has space for a thousand employees. It also has its own self-contained power and water supply. Thank God! Let those lowly Iraqis drink polluted water and stagger in the heat during their constant blackouts and brownouts. American diplomats deserve better than that.
It’s more than ten times the size of any other American embassy. It’s six times larger than the United Nations complex in New York. It’s roughly the same size as Vatican City.
cross-posted at Bring It On!