IRAQ: Happy Birthday?

General Karim Kassem's revolution will be one year old on July 14, and sweltering Baghdad last week was alive with preparations for the great day. Triumphal arches rose in the streets, and a new Iraqi flag—red, black, green and yellow—was going up on lampposts.

But there was little festive mood in the yellow-walled Defense Ministry. There sat Premier Kassem, who had let the Communists in his entourage rise to power in order to prevent Nasserites from taking over his revolution. Now at last he saw the need to prevent the Communists from taking over the revolution in...

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