May 19, 2013
State Department to Downsize Massive Baghdad Embassy
Posted on Feb 8, 2012
A $750 million, 104-acre complex that employs 16,000 people might have been George W. Bush’s concept of an embassy, but the people who run the country that happens to surround America’s fortress in Baghdad aren’t thrilled and the State Department has decided to scale back.
The New York Times reports that the State Department may remove as many as half of the 2,000 diplomats stationed in Baghdad.
Americans have complained of Iraqi obstruction. The Times describes the shocking ordeal embassy workers have been forced to endure:
And that’s the thanks we get for killing Saddam Hussein and/or occupying their country, torturing its inhabitants and unleashing a bloody civil war. Some people have no sense of gratitude. —PZS
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