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New U.S. embassy in Iraq short on housing

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Holy Diver, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Holy Diver

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    (sigh)

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24314784/

    BAGHDAD - The new U.S. Embassy complex does not have enough fortified living quarters for hundreds of diplomats and other workers, who must remain temporarily in trailers without special rooftop protection against mortars and rockets, government officials have told The Associated Press.

    Sorting out the housing crunch and funding could further delay moving all personnel into the compound until next year and exposes shortcomings in the planning for America's more than $700 million diplomatic hub in Iraq.

    The issue of "hardened" housing in the U.S.-protected Green Zone has gained renewed prominence since Shiite militias resumed steady attacks on the enclave in late March as part of backlash to an Iraqi-led crackdown.
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    It is the Democrats who do not want Tort Reform fault..
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    Not a problem. It will take that long to find enough unmarried, young males to fill all the staff positions.

    New tactic of the militias will be to hamper the full functioning of the "US Embassy". No one in their right mind will want to work there. Bonuses and incentives will cost us a fortune.
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