We can't leave, they haven't turned over the oil yet. When they do? Oh well, of course we can't leave then.....we have to protect 'our' interests.
I'd say, the embassy is the true symbol of what we should be studying. Why? the largest in the world? Why? 11- foot- thick walls? Why swimming pools, volleyball courts, tennis courts, ambassador's living quarters 16,000 sq. ft.? Why 107 acres in the middle of Baghdad and right on the Tigres river? Why their own electricity and water? Didn't we pay to have a good water, electricity, and sewer systems for all of Baghdad? Most of all what does this say to the 2,000,000 Iraqi refugee, out of Iraq? The 2,000,000 displaced and homeless Iraqis? To the nearly 1,000,000 dead Iraqi's families? What does this say to all Iraqis, that this could be built while they die violent deaths, from starvation, lack of everyday medical necessities, from waterborne diseases and pollution, from uranium poisoning, raw sewerage, lack of drinking water and electricity?
What does it say when this monstrocity is being built by foriegn workers, while Iraqis suffer 50- 70% unemployment? While they can't get the bare necessities built, as promised by the USA and the Iraqi pupppet government?
Built on time and within budget!!! Evil bastards!
Well, I can't tell you with absolute sureity. what the Iraqis think, but I can tell you that it reeks of arrogant, imperialistic, oppression and colonialism.