U.S. Plan for Iraq: Build bigger castles than Saddam

February 12, 2007 by  

This broke about a year ago, but with shocking events happening by the moment, it may have slipped by, and could use another look. After all, if you’re American, it is your money.

Seems the PNAC crowd, in its efforts to bring democracy to the region, figured that democracy would really flourish with a $592-million embassy stuck in Baghdad.

In the chaos of Iraq, one project is on target: a giant US embassy

THE question puzzles and enrages a city: how is it that the Americans cannot keep the electricity running in Baghdad for more than a couple of hours a day, yet still manage to build themselves the biggest embassy on Earth?

Irritation grows as residents deprived of air-conditioning and running water three years after the US-led invasion watch the massive US Embassy they call “George W’s palace” rising from the banks of the Tigris.

In the pavement cafés, people moan that the structure is bigger than anything Saddam Hussein built. They are not impressed by the architects’ claims that the diplomatic outpost will be visible from space and cover an area that is larger than the Vatican city and big enough to accommodate four Millennium Domes. They are more interested in knowing whether the US State Department paid for the prime real estate or simply took it.

It’s a huge complex, six times bigger than the U.N. compound in New York. And like most U.S. operations, it’s cloaked in secrecy. However, insiders, outsiders, and even those in medically induced comas can agree – it’ll come in really handy when the U.S. attacks Iran.

–WKW

Comments

2 Responses to “U.S. Plan for Iraq: Build bigger castles than Saddam”

  1. terry tinkle on February 15th, 2007 3:54 am

    Since elected Democratic officials have little intestinal fortitude and are beholding to same multi-nationals as Republicans, is there anyway the people can impeach Bush n Cheney, pour our tax dollars into social infrastructure and hold large corporations fiscally responsible.
    Peace,
    Costink

  2. William K. Wolfrum » Blog Archive » The PNACians are still running things, and always have been on February 20th, 2007 4:50 am

    [...] Because with a staggering 737 military bases across the globe, and with a $592 million, mega-embassy going up in Iraq, leaders of the United States have been very clear in their actions for decades now – keep your markets open, let us put a facility in your nation and every thing will be cool, if not expect military action. The PNAC crowd just had the hubris to publish it all on a Web site. [...]

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