Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

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.

Mission Accomplished!

cross-posted at Bring It On!


Blogger Randal Graves said...

So what you're saying is that the entire thing WAS a dick-waving exercise.

"Grrr. GRRR!"

No, not you, Dick.

January 7, 2009 at 7:37 AM  
Anonymous kate said...

Wow, I bet the Iraqis are pleased. I know I would be thrilled if a foreign invading country came to the USA and built a massive reminder to us of all the death and destruction they left behind, oh wait, I forgot, we didn't leave anything behind cuz "we're" not done YET !

January 7, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Yup, just dick-waving, that's all it was.

Kate: Yes, no doubt if foreign soldiers invaded us, we'd greet them as liberators and shower them with candy and ice cream.

January 7, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Bee said...

Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. I think a used FEMA trailer and a bit of barbed wire would have been plenty.

January 7, 2009 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Mile High Pixie said...

Oh, I get it! We built an embassy that's large enough to hold...an entire army. Brilliant! It's like a Trojan Taj Mahal! (Wow, I just mixed a bunch of cultural metaphors. Me so smart.)

Cheer up, Tom. Maybe they actually build IraqiDisney?

January 7, 2009 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bee: Yup, that FEMA trailer and barbed wire would be just fine.

MHP: Trojan Taj Mahal -- good one. Either IraqDisney or a carnival game where everybody gets to throw their shoes at a Bush lookalike.

January 7, 2009 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This absolutely confirms what the rest of the world has known for some time: we're a bunch of idiots.

January 7, 2009 at 8:47 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I'd be willing to bet that Taj Mahal was originally intended to be the hub of what our crackpot crusaders in charge envisioned as an ongoing Democracies R Us series of wars in the Mideast. First, Afghanistan and Iraq, then Iran and on to Syria, Pakistan and God knows where else. Nothing else explains its massive size.

BTW, they also had a huge concrete runway built out in the Iraqi desert, one of the biggest in the world, at incredible cost. I'm sure that was intended to be the launchpad for air operations in support of the crackpot crusade, since Bush had to give the huge and lavish Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia to the Saudis, in return for their noncooperation in the Iraq invasion — at a cost of tens of billions to U.S. taxpayers.

Fifty years from now, historians will still be sorting out the ways Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and the rest of these bastards squandered our money and troops on madness chillingly similar to Adolf Hitler's thousand-year reich idiocy. We barely begin to know the story now.

January 7, 2009 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

That's just fucking criminal. If the people of that region didn't have a reason to hate us before, they do now. And now they have an inanimate symbol of the U.S. that will be a lightning rod to every angry Middle Easterner in the region.

It's gonna get mortars lobbed at it for years.

I wonder how much $ Haliburton and KBR made off that piece of shit?

January 8, 2009 at 2:45 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anonymous: Yup, that describes us. Well, not us of course, but the country is full of them.

SW: Yes, it’s the brand new world headquarters of Democracies R Us. Someday, after democracy has bloomed in all of those primitive countries, grateful residents won’t have any more candy or ice cream left; they will have showered it all on those beloved Blackwater guards who liberated them.

Carlos: No doubt, Blackwater and Halliburton made a fortune on it. That was probably the main purpose of building it. That, and providing target practice for all those terrorist trainees.

January 8, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

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