Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Your taxes at work...

A new $600 million US embassy complex rises in Baghdad. In this photo, the 104-acre embassy is outlined in white, inside Baghdad's "International Zone," pictured in green. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has approved a terrorism defense plan that uses US embassies to stage covert military operations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

It is likely that this embassy will end up costing the American taxpayer over one billion dollars. This complex will cover an area larger than Vatican City and will be completely self-sufficient with its own water, electricity and security forces.

In the meantime the folks in New Orleans are still waiting for the Federal dollars to start flowing so that they can start rebuilding their homes.

(Photo: Digital Globe / Google Earth. Courtesy of Truthout.