But the article makes no allegations against Americans using forced labor, in fact the article cites numerous instances of US authorities investigating the use of forced labor.
America is investigating whether forced labour was used to build its vast new embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone.But editorially, that's OK. Just as long as the casual headline skimmer takes away the notion that the US is the bad guy.
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Federal prosecutors working for the US Department of Justice have taken up the allegations, which were rejected in a State Department inquiry but partially supported by Defence Department auditors.
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But a Pentagon investigation into contractors operating in Iraq said it had identified abuses, some of which were "widespread."