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Nothing says permanent U.S. occupation of Iraq more than the construction of the largest embassy in the world, a $474-million compound with 27 different buildings, 619 apartments and an Olympic-size swimming pool -- all, of course, for a country with 26.7 million people and 115 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.

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The secretary of state gets a grilling when she requests $75 million from the Senate for democracy-building activities in Iran. Most of the money would go toward round-the-clock TV programming in Farsi. And while that's probably not a bad idea, it's hard to imagine that any amount of TV would meaningfully distract attention from the spectacle of the American occupation of Iraq.

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