Monday, August 28, 2006

Palaces


Al Faw Palace

Most of the so-called “palaces” are government buildings. You know, offices. The Ministries of Finance and Health are in “palaces,” as are the US Embassy and the Army HQ. I think it’s mostly a status designation more than anything. Some of these are truly awe inspiring from the outside, but, like everything else here, they are mostly rotten on the inside. The workmanship is horrible, and in some instances I am amazed that the buildings are even standing. The Al Faw Palace is over on Camp Victory. It’s our headquarters, and is still quite grand on the inside. They have partitioned much of it, but the central court has been refurbished and looks like the inside of something from a fairy tale. The Iraqi Ground Forces Headquarters (their equivalent of a Pentagon) is small by comparison. I wonder if that fact could be taken as a comment on the war as a whole.


Al Faw exterior


US Embassy

5 Comments:

Blogger KAB said...

The palaces look pretty peaceful. You would never know that there was a war (and a civil war) raging just outside the doors.

August 29, 2006 12:49 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

The palaces look pretty peaceful. You would never know that there was a war (and a civil war) raging just outside the doors.

... and according to the MSM there isn't.

COME HOME MARK.

Thank you, Kraig for this weblog. I will NOT get political here, but I have to say the MSM would swallow these pics WHOLE and... (oops... sorry, left foot on the soap box, right foot in someones arse.)

Ha!

Mark... thank you. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for taking time out of your day to stay in contact with Kraig. Kraig, thank you for taking time out of your day to keep this current and real.

Real.

Real is good... I wish I were as brave as both of you.

August 30, 2006 2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like everything else here, peace is a charade. If you were able to look through the Al Faw palace, there are several bombed out buildings in the back, and a destroyed bridge immediatly to the east.

BTW - Rummy says there is no civil war ('just thought I'd through that in).

August 30, 2006 2:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like everything else here, peace is a charade. If you were able to look through the Al Faw palace, there are several bombed out buildings in the back, and a destroyed bridge immediatly to the east.

BTW - Rummy says there is no civil war ('just thought I'd through that in).

August 30, 2006 2:51 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Lapse in posting.

I trust all is well.

Love.

September 02, 2006 2:12 AM  

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