Palace Tours

Author: Jon

Yesterday, I was able to meet up with an old friend from home, 1LT Tom Race, and go on a tour held on VBC (Victory Base Complex).  We went to Saddam’s ‘Victory Over America’ Palace which was still under construction during the initial invasion back in 2003.  Needless to say, it still  needs some work.

After that, we toured the former Bath Party Headquarters.  This was one of the first building his during the Shock & Awe campaign before the invasion.  Saddam was suppose to be at a meeting with 250+ Bath Party members when a Tomahawk missile stuck the conference room.   Unfortunately, Saddam was running late and we missed him, though over 200 of the Bath Party members are still entombed in the building.  For $1 million, a Tomahawk cruise missile better deal out some damage.

Lastly, we went to the Al Faw Palace, which is used as a HQs building by the US Forces.  This one was completed well before the invasion, and as far as I know is undamaged.  Grand and regal are the best way to describe it.  Though, I can’t help wonder how the money spent on it could have been better used for the country…

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