Foreign workers kidnapped, made to do manicures for US soldiers in Iraq

Really. I’m not kidding. (Perhaps my use of ‘kidnap’ will seem controversial: but that seems to me what it is to tell Fijian women that they are going to Dubai to earn enormous amounts of money, then send them to Iraq to earn much less and live in shipping containers.) It’s not just manicures, of course. It’s also fast food. Oh, and getting raped. (Though that’s not part of the job description.) Also, getting abandoned and denied tickets home once contracts are over. It is actually subcontractors doing the kidnapping, and the US government is officially opposed. But not much is being done about it. (Much like the rape hotline that never picks up, also discussed.)