The gargantuan American embassy in Baghdad, heavily criticized for its needless enormity and $736 million price tag, has more problems with it than previously indicated, according to a report by the State Department’s Inspector General.
The report details myriad flaws throughout the embassy and criticizes the First Kuwait General Trading & Contracting Company for what it calls failures in design and construction.
It concludes by calling for officials to demand a rebate of $132 million for shoddy workmanship, over a quarter of what the contractor was paid for its role in the construction.
Almost four times the size of the Pentagon, the embassy was completed in early 2008 and at the time, State Department officials touted its completion as an achievement and didn’t appear to have any issues with it.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Syrian Rebels Began Evacuating Golan for North - July 20th, 2018
- Syrian, Russian Warplanes Kill 26 Civilians in Strikes on Southern ISIS Towns - July 20th, 2018
- US Urges Strict UN Sanctions on North Korea Until Denuclearization Finished - July 20th, 2018
- Merkel: Europe Can't Rely on US to Impose World Order - July 20th, 2018
- Israel, Hamas Reach Another Ceasefire After Five Killed in Friday Clashes - July 20th, 2018