The United States Embassy in Baghdad
One year ago last week, I published this image:
Now it looks like this:
It's on budget at $592,000,000.
According to the architects, Berger Devine Yaeger, Inc.,
Of course, with a 30% increase in staffing size since Congress approved the project two years ago, it is now estimated that being "represented" in Baghdad will cost a staggering $1.2 billion per year to run. 1,000 officials assigned to it and a supporting staff (from food service workers to Marine guards and private security contractors) of several thousand more.
Is this the Iraq-Nam War Memorial Americans would choose if they knew about it?