We have three palaces on Slayer. The compound that most of camp occupies was called the Abu Ghraib Presidential Compound, but I am not sure of the original name for the palace that I work in. It was a combination meeting center and resort, so far as I can tell. There was a full size (30,000 gallon) indoor pool on the first floor, which we decked over & now use as office space. The pool itself is our basement, and is used for storage. The Americans have dubbed this place with the rather unmilitary moniker of “Perfume Palace.” Also on the compound are the former (bombed out) Iraqi Baath Party Headquarters and convention hall, a number of smaller offices, and some barracks and residences.
I work on the first floor and walk along this canal every day to get to work.