I’ve been hearing about this for some time…if this doesn’t tell you that they are not going to let us leave Iraq, nothing will. The Bush administration believes they own Iraq -lock, stock, and billions of barrels of oil. Haliburton has already fled the US, other countries are going to follow, the US is a personal imperial force being used by the corporatocracy to build Bush I’s “New World Order”…conspiracy? Damn straight it is…it’s a cons piracy of the freedom of sovereign nations and the ideals of the founding fathers….If you know what to do about it, please let the rest of us know…all I seem to be able to do is point to the act and scream treason…
(I realize not everyone wants to watch the ad Salon requires to view the rest of the article…here is a link to three other articles about this..-cd)
Of the seven wonders of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Rhodes, four were destroyed by earthquakes, two by fire. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza today remains.
We no longer know who built those fabled monuments to the grandiosity of kings, pharaohs and gods; nowadays, at least, it’s easier to identify the various wonders of our world with their architects. Maya Lin, for instance, spun the moving black marble Vietnam Memorial from her remarkable brain for the veterans of that war; Frank Gehry dreamed up his visionary titanium-covered museum in Bilbao, Spain, for the Guggenheim; and the architectural firm of BDY (Berger Devine Yaeger), previously responsible for the Sprint Corp.’s world headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., the Visitation Church in Kansas City, Mo.; and Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in North Kansas City, Mo., turns out to have designed the biggest wonder of all — an embassy large enough to embody the Bush administration’s vision of an American-reordered Middle East. We’re talking, of course, about the still-uncompleted American embassy, the largest on the planet, being constructed on a 104-acre stretch of land in the heart of Baghdad’s embattled Green Zone, now regularly under mortar fire. As Patrick Lenahan, senior architect and project manager at BDY, has put it (according to the firm’s Web site): “We understand how to involve the client most effectively as we direct our resources to make our client’s vision a reality.”