by David Phinney
Friday July 12th 2024



Embassy to be Finalized ‘Later this Month’…. Huh?

Stop the Press: Charles Williams, director of the State Department’s overseas building operations, told USA TODAY that the new embassy in Baghdad will be finalized later this month. The delay was shorter than those seen during recent construction of smaller embassies, he said.
Seems the State Department just can’t get its story straight. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said just earlier today: “I can’t tell you when the embassy is going to open…. We don’t have an answer.”
So what’s the extra $150 million in added costs going to be spent on — a sum that has grown since last week when sources originally suggested to me would be just $100 million over budget?
We’ll see…. The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee is planning a hearing on matters related to the Baghdad embassy. It may be on October 16.
Here’s the USA TODAY take.


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2 Responses to “Embassy to be Finalized ‘Later this Month’…. Huh?”

  1. Ygor says:

    .A question, if I may? You’re arnoud my age, right? I’m 39. If people like us, who are actually *too young* to remember Vietnam, can see the parallels, how come the people who lived through it, and should know better, can’t see it? Also, am I the only one who thinks Rumsfeld = McNamara?

  2. Joao says:

    The Left doesn’t have Vietnam fears, the have Vietnam hopes, and great hopes for a Democrat Congress to do again what they did, betrayal and deny aid. Like , What irtenests me is the transformation of the Democratic Party into a tool that every major enemy of this country — from the North Vietnamese, to the Soviets, to the Syrians all the way up to the present day — has been able to use to advance their objectives at the expense of America. As notes, this does indeed give new meaning to the term “opposition party”.

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