My daughter, Ashley, just arrived in Baghdad with the Army. She just sent a couple pictures of her "office building".
Quoting her discription, "The AL Faw Palace where I work is quite beautiful though in comparison- leave it to Saddam to have the best of everything. The main entrance is full of giagantic chandiliers made of glass beads from top to floor, everything is polished marble. the bathrooms are huge and luxurious. There are two grand, spiral staircases that lead up to the next floor and to the balconies on the roof. The ceilings are hand carved and painted with an intricate flower design...some having Saddams initials hidden within. the sunset is quite lovely though- very majestic and almost holy looking...it's also quite bright!"