Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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With great zeal, comes great arrogance then blunder.
With the appetite of empires comes an orgy of gluttony and pain... and way stylish raffia banquet halls.
Talk about over-staying your welcome. We have just completed the biggest most deluxe foxhole ever, in the middle of Baghdad "green zone" (green as in taxpayer dollars). I will venture to guess that it is not a very visitor friendly place but more of a fortress of occupation.
After much delay the United States opened its new $700 million embassy in Iraq on Monday, inaugurating the largest — and most expensive — embassy ever built. The 104-acre compound, bigger than the Vatican and about the size of 80 football fields, boasts 21 buildings, a commissary, cinema, retail and shopping areas, restaurants, schools, a fire station, power and water treatment plants, as well as telecommunications and wastewater treatment facilities.
Meanwhile just 90 miles away, we have also just about finished building another monumental blunder in Guantanamo Bay Cuba Prison... aka GITMO as in (Git Them Some Mo Tax Dollars)
The new facility will sit mostly empty... till the next wave of combatant renditions or natural disaster.
Single Room occupancy residential Detention, kinda looks like an ipod for human habitat.
Many of the unfortunate sucker detainees indefinitely held without charges were sold by neighbors for a pitiful reward/bounty we offered on behalf of the BFEE.
Excellent choice for CIA topdog Mr. PrezEllect.
Panetta has suggested that Obama could do much to signal a break with Bush administration policies by signing executive orders during his first 100 days that ban the use of torture in interrogations and close the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Fabulous under fire. Joe (no yellow-cake)Wilson and Valerie (outed 007) Plame.......... we must never forget their trials and tribulations at the hands of the neo-con-cheneys.
Photoshop or not this image of Karl Rouge being 86'ed gives great comic solace.