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Friday, April 18, 2008

New U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

posted by on April 18 at 14:50 PM

This is up now on Drudge…

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Sounds greatóbut how many helipads does it have?

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Do you get kickbacks from the Drudge Report for all of your plugs on Slog?

Posted by For the love of Christ | April 18, 2008 3:04 PM
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Yeah, why are you helping Drudge, when you can get the same pics from Reuters, the Beeb (BBC), or AFP (Agence France Presse) ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 18, 2008 3:13 PM
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Why is this at all surprising, or warranting a smart ass remark from Dan Savage? If we're going to be in Iraq for the foreseeable future, it makes sense that we make the living quarters for our nation's representatives A) pleasant enough for the folks who have to spend great portions of their lives in a prehistoric third world desert, and B) well-enough equipped that said individuals don't have to go outside and risk their lives against Islamic terror when they want to do something as simple as eat or work out.

Makes plenty of sense to me.

Posted by Seattle Crime Blogger | April 18, 2008 3:22 PM
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Where's "dan the savage warmonger"? This is prime material.

Posted by tb | April 18, 2008 3:33 PM
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This is gonna make a great Presidential palace for Moqtada.

Posted by Sirkowski | April 18, 2008 3:39 PM
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Does the mailbox out front still say "S. Hussein"?

Posted by K | April 18, 2008 3:42 PM
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Actually, only one - and it's reserved for Haliburton employees only...

Posted by COMTE | April 18, 2008 3:52 PM
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Why is this at all surprising, or warranting a smart ass remark from Dan Savage?

I think probably because most Iraqis don't have the luxury you outlined here:

said individuals don't have to go outside and risk their lives against Islamic terror when they want to do something as simple as eat or work out.

The Iraqi people wouldn't be in this mess without us. Why should we have what we aren't willing to give them now that we've, uh, "liberated" them? Get a world view. Go to Iraq, then come back and be all pro-Bush/pro-US/rah-rah-embassy.

I bet you can't. I couldn't.

Posted by Wolf | April 18, 2008 4:14 PM
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Okay, sure, we don't want to put our Embassy employees up in a hostel, or a Motel 6.

But this will be the largest, most expensive embassy on the planet. For us or for anyone else. It's bigger than the Vatican. It is an abso-fucking-lutely obscene waste of taxpayer money.

Meanwhile, our economy is going to shit, and Bush is giving the wealthy tax breaks. Makes sense.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | April 18, 2008 4:38 PM
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given the success of the surge, we'll be leaving iraq soon, at which point they can turn that enormous complex into luxury condos for the iraqi elite. or are we going to take it apart like all those non-permanent military bases we're building?

Posted by skye | April 18, 2008 5:14 PM
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I hope you don't mind, but I already sold it to pay for the War in Afghanistan ...

Posted by Will in Baghdad | April 18, 2008 5:49 PM

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