Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Party in the Green Zone! Whoo-hoo!

In the pavement cafés, people moan that the structure is bigger than anything Saddam Hussein built. They are not impressed by the architects’ claims that the diplomatic outpost will be visible from space and cover an area that is larger than the Vatican city and big enough to accommodate four Millennium Domes. They are more interested in knowing whether the US State Department paid for the prime real estate or simply took it.

While families in the capital suffer electricity cuts, queue all day to fuel their cars and wait for water pipes to be connected, the US mission due to open in June next year will have its own power and water plants to cater for a population the size of a small town.

BushCo.'s hubris knows no bounds. From the criminally negligent war planning through the money laundering scheme it calls the "occupation," the administration has done not one single thing right for the people of Iraq, the people of the United States, or the people of the world. With every turn, they destroyed infrastructure, morale, and global standing. That really takes some doing, if you think about it. A fucking bull in the global china shop.

full story here.