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Thursday, June 12, 2014

A (Sadly Only Slightly) Cynical Question

According to Wikipedia, on the US Embassy in Baghdad:
At 440,000 square meters, it is the largest and most expensive embassy in the world and is nearly as large as Vatican City. It employs 15,000 people and cost $750 million to build.
Sorry to be a bit snarky under the circumstances, but how many helicopters can land on the roof at at a time? (Young folks who don't recognize the picture, ask your elders.)

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