Since we invaded Iraq at the behest of major corporations, that's when. There are alleged patterns of fraud and mismanagement in the construction of a new U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Even with allegations of fraud and deception in the recruitment of foreign laborers, who were said to be abused, forced to work in substandard conditions, and paid near slave-level wages. What I'd like to know is how some of these laborers were paid as low as $240 a month, and the project still ran up to the 600 million dollar level. There were a lot of fingers in this pie.
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