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Throwing food to the lions....here ya go....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Yawn, May 22, 2007.

  1. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2084288,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

    An element of progress that will certainly get ripped to cybershreads, but eat up anyway, boys!
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    An element of progress? A $300 million embassy that looks like a prison?
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You misread Ace...that 300 mill was pounds.. that's $592 million

    And this one quote says it all:

    "What you have is a situation in which they are building an embassy without really thinking about what its functions are," Edward Peck, a former American diplomat in Iraq, told AP.

    "What kind of embassy is it when everybody lives inside and it's blast-proof, and people are running around with helmets and crouching behind sandbags?"
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sorry. Hey, maybe they can name it Fort Baghdad.
     
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Or Fort Courage

    Bush, Chenye and Rummy = Parmenter, O'Rourke and Agarn
    Rove is Wild Eagle.
     
  6. How much does the paint for the big old bullseye cost?
    It's bigger than Vatican City, for those of you keeping score at home.
    Yeah, we're leaving when they stand up or whatever.
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Did I spot a moat?

    And did they leave notches in the walls for the archers?
     
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    "I fart in your general direction!"

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    Already, however, there have been suggestions that the compound will not be large enough to house hundreds of diplomats and military personnel likely to remain in Iraq for some time. Scores of US officials are currently housed in trailers which are vulnerable to bombs landing on their roofs. According to a report by McClatchy News, staff members have complained about the dangers only to be told they must wait until the new embassy is ready to take them in.

    There aren't bomb-proof double wides?
     
  10. There are.
    They're in the warehouse with the armored Humvees and Colin Powell.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I thought they were still sitting in the mud at an airport in Arkansas.
     
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