Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A monument to the ludicrous

Apparently the US is building a new "embassy" in Baghdad -- I use the quotes because these plans make it look less like a diplomatic enclave and more like the playground of the pashas, recreated for whatever contractors, military folks, and Friends of Bush might stop by. 100 acres? 380 families? The colossus of Baghdad isn't a bad description, especially if the $billion per year in maintenance plays out, and it's sure to emit a steady stink of imperialist occupation long after the troops have come home. Sickening.

(via This Modern World)

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