Saturday, May 06, 2006

Biggest Embassy on Earth

A report on one project in Iraq that seems to be on target and on schedule: The US Embassy in Baghdad. The embassy is supposed to be biggest on earth, on 104 acres of land, larger than the Vatican City, bigger than anything Saddam built and even possibly visible from space!
While families in the capital suffer electricity cuts, queue all day to fuel their cars and wait for water pipes to be connected, the US mission due to open in June next year will have its own power and water plants to cater for a population the size of a small town. ...
The question puzzles and enrages a city: how is it that the Americans cannot keep the electricity running in Baghdad for more than a couple of hours a day, yet still manage to build themselves the biggest embassy on Earth?

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