Noticeable by its absence By William Bowles

9 October 2003

Prolog 26 September 2015: Ok, I got this one wrong, really wrong but my excuse is that I’d just returned to the UK after an absence of many decades and didn’t realise just how backward this country really is! Well that’s my excuse. WB

Scanning the newspapers or listening to the BBC these days is like being stranded in the desert when it comes to Iraq – aside that is, from the predictable reports of mayhem, suicide bombers, allegedly carried out by ‘supporters of Saddam’.

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