Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What Billion Dollar Embassy Would be Complete Without a Moat?

Model of the US Embassy with 30m moat

The national deficit is skyrocketing, Americans are out of work and everyone is tightening their financial belts. Well, not exactly everyone. The Obama White House is planning a $1 billion new embassy in London. The most expensive embassy ever built will come complete with it's own moat. Yes, you read that right. The new embassy will have a moat. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

A moat 30 metres (100ft) wide and rolling parkland will separate the building from the main road, protecting it from would-be bombers and removing the need for the blast barriers that so dismayed the people of Mayfair.

Oh, this doesn't include the 17.5 per cent VAT the British are demanding.
It also does not include the 17.5 per cent VAT demanded by the Treasury on all buildings in Britain and which the US has refused to pay.

It is close to gay clubs. So, the embassy staff will have plenty of recreational opportunities.

1 comment:

lady di said...

I did see this and again I was embarrassed for all those unemployed and for the grandiose style in which our government wastes our money! Stop building these ridiculous monuments across the world and rent a hotel room. We need jobs and manufacturing back in this country if we are to continue to exist!