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Iraq contractor tells of his year of hell in a 'futile, stupid war'

HE can still smell Iraq. He can even taste it.

Iraq tasted like dust, a fine talcum powder which was always on the wind and which eked its way into everything.

The smell was of oil, of garbage which was never collected, and of death. And there is one other smell which lingers. It is the equally repugnant stench of human waste, which was burned for want of a better method of disposal.

Ten years after the start of the Iraq war, David, an Australian security contractor who worked with the US army, cannot remove Iraq from his mind, from his senses, from his very being. He spent just over a year there safeguarding US army convoys and bases. It is a year which has changed his life forever

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