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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:51 AM
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Is the USA building a 593 million dollar, 104 acre Embassy in Afghanistan
as well as Iraq? Why aren't they if that is what is needed. They absolutely need such a thing in Iraq but no mention of Afghanistan, why not? Why do we need the largest and most luxurious Embassy in the world in Iraq? Why is this Nero type building even being built and why is no one reporting on it?
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:52 AM
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1. i hope they have some nice pools and spa facilities
for that price.

gets mighty hot in those parts and our pasty puffy pink faced goverment workers need comfort doncha know?
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:55 AM
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2. CAN i SEE THE LINK PLEASE? Thanks......eom
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:58 AM
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4. Try this
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:00 AM by Toots
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12319798 /


Embassy Baghdad will dwarf new U.S. embassies elsewhere, projects that typically cover 10 acres. The embassys 104 acres is six times larger than the United Nations compound in New York, and two-thirds the acreage of Washingtons National Mall.

Estimated cost of over $1 billion
Original cost estimates ranged over $1 billion, but Congress appropriated only $592 million in the emergency Iraq budget adopted last ye
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april Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:57 AM
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3. 30 mil for a new prison
oh and yes 30 mil for a new prison ,,to house 200 prisoners..in g
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:03 AM
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5. Maybe if we could learn when the projected
completioin date is we would have a better idea of a time table to pull out troops.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:06 AM
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6. Be easier if they just bought
Malta and managed overseas policy from there. :rofl:
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:17 AM
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7. Colonialism taught us when you build "forts", it is easier to be attacked
That is right, when you build a 104 acre Embassy the enemy does not have to go looking very far to find you and you stick out like a sore thumb to every insurgent who opposes you.

It is a failed policy to build such a complex, unless your purpose is to have armed conflict continue indefinitely. Plus it is an object lesson to the occupied that no matter what you say, your actions show you are never going to leave.
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walkon Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:02 AM
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8. Unless
it's a welcome station for our creator aliens (aka Jesus) upon their (His) imminent, apparently, return.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:09 AM
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9. Funny now that you mention it I have heard nothing about
an embassy in Afghanistan. :shrug: I guess Afghanistan just doesn't have the oil Iraq does..
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