IRAQ: The Voices of Revolution

In the high-ceilinged map room of the Defense Ministry in -Baghdad, Premier Abdul Kareem el-Kassim continued to issue, in his own cautious way, the soothing statements he has been making since the day of his lightning coup. "We are pragmatic people trying to do the best for our country," said he. "We cannot be qualified as Socialists or anything else. Our tendencies should be judged by our actions."

So far, the actions have been carefully calculated to form a picture of a government bent solely on reform and wholly without opposition. Last...

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