one of these underreported stories by the "Drive By Media", apparently it is a 104 acre embassy, self contained and heavily fortified....
U.S. building massive embassy in Baghdad
By CHARLES J. HANLEY
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The fortress-like compound rising beside the Tigris River here will be the largest of its kind in the world, the size of Vatican City, with the population of a small town, its own defense force, self-contained power and water, and a precarious perch at the heart of Iraq's turbulent future.
But of course as we have learned in this adm, nothing is what it appears to be, as GWB and his crew once again show their affinity for Kuwaiti construction firms and cheap foreign labor...
But of course as we have learned in this adm, nothing is really what it appears to be and once again GWB and crew show their affinity for Kuwaiti construction crews.
Kuwait Companyâ€™s Secret Contract & Low-Wage Labor
by David Phinney, Special to CorpWatch
February 12th, 2006
Work for what is planned to be the largest, most fortified US embassy in the world was quietly awarded last summer to a controversial Kuwait-based construction firm accused of exploiting employees and coercing low-paid laborers to work in war-torn Iraq against their wishes.
More than a few U.S. contractors competing for the $592-million Baghdad project express bewilderment over why the U.S. State Department gave the work to First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting (FKTC). They claim that some competing contractors possessed far stronger experience in such work and that at least one award-winning company offered to perform the all but the most classified work for $60 million to $70 million less than FKTC.