Socialist Worker


A sniff of hypocrisy

04 December 1999
BACK IN March 1998 the British tabloid press went wild over claims that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was planning to poison the public with deadly anthrax bacteria. The Sun's front page read, "Saddam's Anthrax in our Duty Frees". It told of plans to put the bacteria in perfume bottles - "one sniff and you're dead in four days".

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