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National Disservice

by | 17th, June 2004

‘IN the old days, football hooligans would have found themselves dressed in khaki uniforms and sent out to fight for their country…with a gun.

‘Three World Wars and no World Cups…’

And such is the number of wars Tony Blair is fighting at any one time that the days of National Service could yet return.

But before they do, the Guardian has seen a report into the background to the current campaign in the deserts of Iraq.

The US commission set up in the wake of the September 11 attacks has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein’s regime and al-Qaeda engaged in any sort of “collaborative relationship”.

This is at odds with the thinking of the Bush administration. The paper reminds its readers that, as recently as

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