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U.S. Approves $209M For Afghan Embassy Projects (POLL)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:20 PM ET

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According to the U.S. State Department's website, a contract has been awarded for $209,392,452 to build housing and what sounds like a shopping center and facilities for the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan.

Yes, this is the same embassy that recently made the news for the rowdy behavior of its security contractors.

$210 million may sound like a lot of money to put into the embassy, but this is far from what was spent in Iraq. Baghdad's "Super Embassy" was a $736 million project.

Quick Poll

Should the U.S. spend $209M on the embassy in Afghanistan?

Yes! The U.S. should make the embassy as high quality as possible.

No! That's nothing. The U.S. should spend even more.

No! The U.S. should get out of Afghanistan.

Maybe? How should I know?

If you know more about the new embassy facilities, let us know in the comments section below.


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