If we (the US) are not planning on remaining permanently in Iraq then what the heck are we doing building a Billion (plus) dollar fortress that is bigger than the UN compound in NYC, and bigger than the Vatican, to house over 5000 people and calling it the US Embassy of Iraq? See report here.
And we wonder why the Iraqi people might be a bit peeved and untrusting of US?!
One would think that this 104 acre compound just might look like the Death Star to Iraqi citizens.
Have we become the evil empire?