Skip to comments.Obama administration spending $400,000 on camel sculpture in Pakistan
Posted on 04/04/2014 11:57:32 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
The Obama administration wants to spend $400,000 on a camel sculpture for a new embassy building in Pakistan, according to a report Monday.
BuzzFeed broke the news that the State Department has plans to commission the camel sculpture from John Baldessari, an American artist. The art is called, Camel Contemplating Needle.
According to a government document posted by BuzzFeed, the sculpture is a large 500lb fiberglass aluminum, stainless steel, acrylic and painted contemporary art piece.
Public art which will be presented in the new embassy should reflect the values of a predominately Islamist country, the document states.
While the United States is dishing out $400,000 for the art, BuzzFeed pointed out that the average annual income in Pakistan is about $1,250.
The camel’s nose is definitely under the tent.
One hump or two?
It will be condemned as an idol from the moment it is installed.
Incorporate a reference to Christ's words in an in-your-face sculpture at a US embassy in a hostile muslim country.
What could possibly go wrong???
If its’ rear end looks like Zero, I might not have a problem with it....
State Department Misplaced $6B Under Hillary Clinton
it’s only (fiat) money
And a trillion $$$ on camel dung to shovel on the American citizens.
at least the “artist” that creates and sells this has taxpayer subsidized health insurance now, so they can pursue their dream
Good point. Odd choice for the most secular administration in history.
EVERYTHING obama does either:Getting our brand new and expensive embassy burned to the ground, diplomats and staff murdered and dragged through the streets and having classified crypto equipment and documents stolen damages America's influence in the region, and exposes US agents, intel and techniques to untold harm. That's a).a) Weakens America/AmericansI have yet to have anyone raise a single substantive counter example in several years of posting this.
b) Distances America's allies
c) Strengthens America's enemies
d) Serves Islam
e) Harms Israel
Or some combination of the above.
At least on paper, POH-eeee-stan is an ally, this will create emnity between POK-eeee-stan and America. That's b).
It will provide a rallying point for POK-eee-stan's muslim extremists. That's c) and d).
And if obama and Iranian-born VayJay can figure out how to work harming Israel into the mix, they will...
maybe the money would be better spent on embassy security
I read about this on Tuesday and thought it was yet another phony April Fools Day article.
This administration has no trouble finding money to send to the bearded ones, and for its own vacations.
But no money for Americans.
Some of the locals want to know if it’s going to be anatomically correct...
After paying $400k it will be easier for the camel to go through the needle’s eye.
“Obama administration spending $400,000 on camel sculpture in Pakistan”
And the other day, I thought this was a joke!
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