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Construction of what critics call “Fortress Baghdad” has led to arguments inside the State Department amid fears that the overwhelming diplomatic presence will perpetuate a sense of US occupation and become a focus of local anger.
The embassy compound being built inside Baghdad’s Green Zone covers 104 acres, making it six times larger than the United Nations compound in New York. A city within a city for more than 1,000 people, it will have its own water, sewers and electricity, six apartment buildings, a Marine barracks, swimming pool, shops and some walls 15 feet thick.
The State Department has told the Financial Times that the US civilian presence in Iraq has “grown considerably beyond the numbers projected for the new embassy compound”, which is scheduled for completion by September 1 at a cost of $592m (€455m, £307m).
Originally posted by omega1
Im sure this plan will fail like everything else that bush has done.
And to answer your question on Bush's stupidity.....on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most moronic, he is an 11.....
Originally posted by conspiracymaster
your right. either bush is completely unaware that iraqis want his head on a plate or hes completely stupid