• Public Diplomacy

    More on Fortress Baghdad, er, the New American Embassy

    The wisdom of the Bush Administration hits the news yet again. While Condi is admiting, perhaps unwittingly, to the mistakes of the Administration in Iraq (by mostly pointing the finger at Rumsfeld by the way), comes more news in the mainstream media about what will become a legendary debacle of US Public Diplomacy. The American embassy in Iraq, as  reported by MSNBC (picture of all the construction cranes at right should be warning itself), will be massive and the largest in the world at 21 buildings and 104 acres. The fortress-like compound rising beside the Tigris River here will be the largest of its kind in the world, the size…