6,693. 4/19/2006

“Three years after a U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, only one major U.S. building project in Iraq is on schedule and within budget: the massive new American embassy compound. The $592 million facility is being built inside the heavily fortified Green Zone by 900 non-Iraqi foreign workers who are housed nearby and under the supervision of a Kuwaiti contractor, according to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee report.”

 – Barbara Slavin, “Giant U.S. Embassy Rising in Baghdad,” USA Today, April 19, 2006

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