http://us.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/05/16/state.employees.pay/index.html How anyone can bald facedly admit you are paying virtual slave wages without being ashamed is pretty sad. At Arifjan the contractor was paying the explosive workers only $1.85 an hour. That is for people handling ammunition and explosives and working a tough and dangerous job. And the US Military and State Department sees nothing wrong with it. And Kuwait is NOT a cheap place to live off of the economy.