IRAQ: A Quality of Progress

From the site of the fabled Tower of Babel in the south to the remote mountain homes of Kurdish tribesmen in the north, the young (21) King of the ancient land of Iraq traveled last week at the head of a caravan of Cadillacs and Chryslers bearing guests from 13 nations. The purpose of King Feisal's 2,000-mile journey: to show off progress on the second anniversary of Iraq's $1.2 billion, five-year national development program. "The most impressive thing in the Middle East today," glowed U.S. Ambassador Waldemar J. Gallman.

In Baghdad, while thousands of Iraqis gathered to cheer both their...

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