Two thoughts here; First, I thought privatization was suppose to produce better products <huge dose of sarcasm>. I guess it has not worked in this case. Second, this might be a propaganda campaign by KBR or Haliburton to get the contract to build the biggest Embassy in the world, so don’t fall for that either. We should be building our own Embassy with our own people and not a bunch of people some private company tricked into going to Iraq and pulled their passports, to create slave labor and get the biggest profit. After all that is what the primary mission is of any privately owned company, profit.
U.S. diplomats in Iraq, increasingly fearful over their personal safety after recent mortar attacks inside the Green Zone, are pointing to new delays and mistakes in the U.S. Embassy construction project in Baghdad as signs that their vulnerability could grow in the months ahead.
A toughly worded cable sent from the embassy to State Department headquarters on May 29 highlights a cascade of building and safety blunders in a new facility to house the security guards protecting the embassy. The guards’ base, which remains unopened today, is just a small part of a $592 million project to build the largest U.S. embassy in the world.