A portion of the new U.S. embassy under construction is seen from across the Tigris river in Baghdad, Saturday, May 19, 2007.
The new $592 million embassy occupies a chunk of prime Baghdad real estate two-thirds the size of Washington's National Mall, with desk space for about 1,000 people behind high, blast-resistant walls.
The compound is a symbol both of how much the United States has invested in Iraq and how the circumstances of U.S. involvement are changing. (AP photo)
We are never leaving. Office space for 1k people? Jesus.
While the Congress and people of this country argue about troop strength, benchmarks and timelines, the Iraqi people are seeing this monstrous building going up knowing damn well all the talk is just posturing.
It's a sham, a media enabled sham. Wonder how that "Oil Sharing Law" is doing.