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You want how much?

George Bush seems intent on warring this nation into bankruptcy with a with requests for a further $80 billion for Iraq that includes $1.5 billion for a new Iraqi embassy. As Atrios noted, it’s the same amount that the US is spending on a the Freedom Tower, the building that will replace the World Trade Center, which will be the tallest building in the world.

What’s this embassy supposed to be, some monument to rapacious greed?

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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