Are You Outraged that the US Spent over $700 Million on a US Embassy in Iraq?

@beckish (614)
United States
January 5, 2009 10:19pm CST
I know I am. I read a news article on it tonight and frankly I am incensed. Why do we need to have the biggest, most elaborate embassy ever? And to build it in Iraq - what a slap to the Iraqi people - what are we saying? "Look at us. We are big and powerful!" That money could have gone a long way toward fixing the US economy. I am appalled that taxpayer money was spent in this fashion. What are your thoughts?
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@mscott (1924)
• United States
6 Jan 09
The government wastes so much of our money it is ridiculous. We are so in debt to other countries because of our government that America probably is more owned by foreigners than by Americans. I saw this story and I just shook my head. I also saw a story about how a government official spent 250,000 remodeling his office bathroom, complete with monogrammed towels and the works. Now he is leaving office and the next guy is coming in. I wonder what he will spend on towels.
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• United States
6 Jan 09
WHAT?! jeezu i could buy a HUGE house for $250,000! are there not any kind of monetary limits on these ppl?! surely there has to be someone that oversees this stuff? i mean i knew they can pretty much do whatever they want, but how do they get away with such extravagances without there being some kind of uprising or outcry by the other official? huh..they probably spent about $10 less.
• United States
6 Jan 09
outrageous isnt it?! i couldnt believe it when i heard it either, not only is it plain stupid to have the biggest most elaborate embassy in a place like Iraq..where it will be attacked somehow and then we will spend more money to fix it, but it IS a slap in the face to the Iraqi ppl! at least if i was an Iraqi i would be disgusted with it! who makes the decision about spending that much money on embassies etc? is it the president or what? with the economy in the sh*tter and things still going downhill, who the hell thought spending $700 million was a good idea?!