by David Phinney
Wednesday July 24th 2024



Waxman Takes More Swings at Baghdad Embassy Contractor

A leading Democrat in Congress is blasting the US State Department for apparently casting a blind eye on allegations of widespread construction flaws at the $600-million-and-counting embassy project in Baghdad.
In a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Rep. Henry Waxman, who chairs the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, also questions the background of the embassy contractor First Kuwaiti General Trading and Contracting. By relaying court documents and auditing reports, he expresses outrage of an alleged $200,000 bribe and inflated costs charged to the Pentagon for military trailers in Iraq.
Here’s the letter: Documents Show Extensive Flaws in Iraq Embassy Construction.


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