This is how it goes… By William Bowles

11 October 2003

I’m sitting here, minding my own business listening to From our own correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and a report on the state of affairs in Iraq when I’m subtly assaulted with the following complete lie about the state of Iraq following twelve years of crippling sanctions, two invasions and an occupation:

“[W]e can’t be expected to fix the rundown and neglect of 30 years [of Saddam’s dictatorship].”

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