Monday, October 08, 2007

Sprinklers don't work in $592 million Baghdad US embassy

If this happened in a novel or movie, I might chide the author for being a bit heavy handed with the symbolism. Yahoo! news via Sullivan:
The latest problem with the trouble-plagued new U.S. embassy complex in Iraq is that the sprinkler systems meant to contain a fire do not work, according to officials in Congress and the State Department.

The previously undisclosed problem in the $592 million project was discovered several weeks ago when the fire-safety systems were tested and pipe joints burst, State Department representatives recently informed Congress .

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