Mark sent this video to me on the construction of the US embassy in Baghdad. An employee for First Kuwaiti had to escort Filipino workers on their flight to Baghdad. Their tickets and passports said bound for Dubai. All hell broke loose when they discovered their plane was heading to Iraq instead.
Serious f-ed up stuff. I felt so upset when I listened to what this man had to say about kidnapped workers trying to survive in Iraq.
The Oversight Committee holds a hearing, “Allegations of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at the New U.S. Embassy in Iraq.” The hearing examines the performance of the State Department and its contractors in the construction of the new $600 million U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The Committee reviews questions regarding the embassy compound construction as well as allegations of labor abuse through improper contracting practices. Rory Mayberry, a former subcontractor employee for First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting Company, gives opening testimony.