IRAQ: A Few Setbacks

The Communists are doing fine in Iraq —but they have not got it all yet. Controlling the press and the trade unions, muscling into the farm organizations, they try ceaselessly to put the heat on the regime's army strongman, Premier Karim Kassem. But the elusive Kassem sometimes gets away from them, too.

Heedless of Communist demands that still more "reactionaries" be thrown into already crowded jails, Kassem chose the eve of the Moslem Id al-Adha holiday to give amnesty to hundreds of political exiles and prisoners arrested after last year's revolt. "This will provide an opportunity for all citizens to...

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