US Baghdad Embassy In Iraq

Twelve years ago this week, 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.