Any doubt that the United States intends to STAY in Iraq for a Long Time to Come ? As well as its troops?

The Financial Times

Who Benefits From Escalating Chaos In Iraq?

The embassy compound being built inside Baghdad’s Green Zone covers 104 acres, making it 6 times larger than the United Nations compound in New York. A city within a city for more than 1,000 people, it will have its own water, sewers and electricity, six apartment buildings, a Marine barracks, swimming pool, shops and some walls 15 feet thick. The State Department has told the Financial Times that the US civilian presence in Iraq has “grown considerably beyond the numbers projected for the new embassy compound”, which is scheduled for completion by September 1 at a cost of $592m (€455m, £307m). The department and other agencies, such as the Pentagon and Treasury which also supply staff, are working out how to accommodate the extra numbers that Mr Bush is expected to announce this week.

Update:

. Recruits are being attracted to one-year posts by a mix of cajoling and inducement – an almost doubling of their salary, four trips outside Iraq and guarantees of favourable postings afterwards.

Update 2:

There is no ONE particular point. But there is a point of information. AND to undescore that the U.S. intends to STAY.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    As long as there is oil!

  • 1 decade ago

    They should have built 3 smaller embassies: Kurdistan, Sunnistan, and Shiitestan! Iraq is an artificial country created by Winston Churchill.

  • 1 decade ago

    So. We still have bases in Germany and Japan, and WWII has been over for 60 years. You point is what exactly?

  • 1 decade ago

    Economic global domination, with the military there to protect our investment.

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