Largest Embassy on Earth updated
If you ever doubted U.S. intentions in Iraq under George W. Bush and the Republicans,
don't doubt it anymore.
A portion of the new U.S. embassy under construction is seen from across
the Tigris river in Baghdad, Saturday, May 19, 2007. The new $592 million
embassy occupies a chunk of prime Baghdad real estate two-thirds the size
of Washington's National Mall, with desk space for about 1,000 people behind
high, blast-resistant walls. The compound is a symbol both of how much the
United States has invested in Iraq and how the circumstances of U.S. involvement
got it right: “They want hundreds of additional embassy staff who they
cannot safely house within the new embassy compound. It's time for a reality
The Republican's foreign policy plan can be summed up in three words: Targets 'R Us.
UPDATE: What does the largest base on earth have to do with a castle? Cujo359 explains. Scary.