3/20/13, "The US Embassy in Baghdad cost a staggering $750 million," Business Insider, Walter Hickey
6 lane swimming pool
Regulation basketball court. Below, dining hall with fresh fruit.
"Ten years ago this week (2013), Americans woke up to learn that the United States had invaded Iraq.
They had been told it would cost $50 billion and that it would end soon.
Forty-two days later the President declared Mission Accomplished, and that the U.S. would be greeted as liberators.
That all didn't work out as planned.
What did work out was a luxurious compound in the heart of Baghdad on
the banks of the Tigris where the thousands of Americans who would
remain behind could work, shop, eat, and relax in a palatial, $750 million embassy."... All images by Reuters via Business Insider