Thursday, November 23, 2006

Our Home in the Green Zone

Although more and more politicians are entertaining the notion of declaring victory in Iraq and then getting out, we are still spending lots of our tax dollars on some awfully permanent construction. Take the new Baghdad Embassy. More than a billion has been spent (so far) to provide a safe place for diplomacy in the city. The fifteen foot thick walls should help. Of course, it will cost more than just a billion, but planners are asking for some of that Iraqi oil money that was supposed to pay for the war. Apparently, this embassy is only the beginning, although it will cover 104 acres of prime Green Zone property and employ thousands. Further on up the road the Plan calls for four super bases throughout the country of Iraq. Doesn't this sound like staying the course ?


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