Iraq: From Razzak to Bazzaz

President Abdul Salem Aref had two reasons to be grateful last week. Not only could he thank his brother, Abdul Rahman, for putting down an attempted coup during his absence in Morocco (TIME, Sept. 24). He now basked in the blessing of Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser, who assured Baghdad's boss that he had no connection whatsoever with the wily pro-Nasser rebels who sparked the revolt.

With that, Aref could get back to the business of running his country. To replace overzealous Premier Aref Abdel Razzak, who fled into exile when the coup failed, Aref chose Abdel Rahman Bazzaz, a...

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