Saturday, May 19, 2007


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.


At 9:24 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Saturday nite....

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

When is Cliff going to throw Sam Seder a bone?

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous OxyCon said...

When looking at that photo, why do I conjure up thoughts of Crusader Castles of long ago?

At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another instance of state of denial.

At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Poole Bowman said...

You are absolutely correct. The US
is never leaving Iraq. The US is
there to control the oil of the
Middle East and Central Asia,
especially the Caspian Sea. Read
Kevin Phillips' book "American
Dynasty" and Michael Schwartz's
essay "The Struggle Over Iraqi
The goal is to maintain the US as
the world's sole superpower. Also,
Mr. Powell's "Pottery Barn rule"
applies to the occupation of Iraq.
The Shi'ites and Kurds would
wipe out the 5 million Sunnis if
the US left Iraq.
President Bush has guaranteed that
leaving Iraq is not an option.
The discussion of "benchmarks"
and "deadlines" is political smoke
and mirrors. The best the next
president can do is to manage the
occupation to minimize death and
The invasion and occupation of Iraq
was always solely about oil.


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