IRAQ: After the Blood Bath

As Iraq's new revolutionary government settled down to consolidate its rule, one of its first efforts was to erase the memory of the bloody regicide that brought it to power.

One Cairo news agency went so far as to declare that 23-year-old King Feisal died of a heart attack after his uncle, Crown Prince Abdul Illah. slapped his face for wanting to surrender to the rebels. In Manhattan, Iraq's new delegate to the U.N. shrugged that the King's death was just one of those things. "Feisal," said he, "was very much liked, but...

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