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State Dept. planning to spend $115 million to 'upgrade' $700 million U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

June 28, 2012 by legitgov

State Dept. planning to spend $115 million to 'upgrade' $700 million U.S. Embassy in Baghdad --Troops have withdrawn from Iraq, but U.S. money hasn't 27 Jun 2012 The State Department is planning to spend up to $115 million to upgrade the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad, already its biggest and most expensive in the world, according to pre-solicitation notices published this month. Remember, it has been 3 1/2 years since American diplomats moved into the 104-acre, $700 million facility. According to a June 14 pre-solicitation, the estimated construction cost is put at between $60 million and $80 million and is expected to take two years to complete... The United States has spent about $100 million on the Police College facility, having built living quarters, a dining facility, an office building, a new gymnasium and a helicopter landing site. On June 17, the grand opening of the $15 million Al-Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies "with funding from the U.S. embassy," was announced in an embassy news release. [But we can't get single-payer healthcare, a teacher hired or a bridge fixed. This is bullsh*t. Start reading.]

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