IRAQ: Change in Weather

A year ago the Communists were the masters of Baghdad's streets, lords of the Iraqi press and radio, the wire-pulling bosses controlling the country's peasant, student and labor unions. Suspicion was that they could take over the country whenever they wished.

The Communists are still a major force in the ill-disciplined life of post-revolutionary Iraq. But today in Baghdad people no longer talk of an impending Communist takeover. Overaggressive Red tactics have wearied public opinion. Though Premier Karim Kassem still accepts Communist support to balance off pro-Nasser Arab nationalist elements, he...

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