The Iraqi Embassy is the Size of Vatican City!

(Newser) – The United States’ hulking $750 million Baghdad embassy is home to 16,000 staff and carries a $6 billion price tag annually—and it’s about to get slashed in half in the wake of US troops’ departure, reports the New York Times.

I’ve heard this place was big but I had no idea HOW big.   Now with the troop withdrawal there are reports indicating the staff of 16,000 being reduced by half.  The building cost taxpayers $750 million to build & has an annual operating budget of $6 BILLION!  How can that be?