Post From Peoples Dinar
Post By MrsClassy
This is why, I Believe!
This is the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. this is the one thing that woke me up, to saying, This investment is real. All the lives that have been lost,
I don't believe we will ever here the correct numbers. This Embassy cost us, close to 1 Trillion dollars, here is the link if you want to view more pictures.
LINK to more pics
With construction beginning in mid-2005, the original target completion date was September 2007. "A week after submitting his FY2006 budget to Congress, the President sent Congress an FY2005 emergency supplemental funding request.
Included in the supplemental is more than $1.3 billion for the embassy in Iraq ..." An emergency supplemental appropriation (H.R. 1268/P.L. 109-13), which included $592 million for embassy construction, was signed into law on May 11, 2005.
According to the Department of State, this funding was all that was needed for construction of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
However, Walter Pincus of the Washington Post found that the new embassy had cost more than $700 million by 2012, and Business Insider reported in 2013 that the cost of the embassy had surpassed $750 million
The embassy formally opened over a year behind schedule in January 2009 with a staff of over 16,000 people, mostly contractors, but including 2,000 diplomats
In February 2012, weeks after the final departure of US Military forces from Iraq, the State Department announced that the staff would be greatly reduced because of budget concerns and a re-evaluation of diplomatic strategy in Iraq, in light of the military withdrawal
Pictures are worth a thousand words,
In closing, I hope that this will, keep the light on the candle burning, for you all.