Convert the U.S. Embassy in Iraq into a university

Many expect president-elect Obama to initiate a pullout from Iraq, but independent journalist Jeremy Scahill said last week in Austin that Obama has pledged to maintain the Green Zone, a counter-terrorism force in the country, and the sprawling $700 million U.S. Embassy in Baghdad (which was built in part on slave labor).  Iraqi-American professor Adil E. Shamoo suggests turning the embassy into a university, from a symbol of colonialism into one of Iraqi advancement.  From Foreign Policy in Focus.

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