Hadi Seleem Nejim, 63, waits on a corner in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood every day, hoping to get picked up for construction work.
Hadi Seleem Nejim, 63, waits on a corner in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood every day, hoping to get picked up for construction work. Corinne Reilly / Merced Sun-Star / MCT
Hadi Seleem Nejim, 63, waits on a corner in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood every day, hoping to get picked up for construction work. Corinne Reilly / Merced Sun-Star / MCT

Cost of massive unemployment in Iraq could be paid in blood

September 30, 2008 3:52 PM