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Can't believe no posted this yet....

DaveW

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Jul 2, 2001
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Sorry but as an anti Iraq war type I burst out laughing when I read this in the paper today at work......With friends like these!

Secret deal kept UK troops out of Basra

A newspaper said British soldiers in Iraq had been prevented from coming to the aid of American and Iraqi allies during battles in Basra because of a deal with the Mehdi Army militia.
Unfortunately the online version is (Very) cut down from what was in the paper today...... Wondering the editing reasons as space is not a consideration in online stories?