THE MIDDLE EAST: One Year Later

It was the first anniversary of the July 14 revolution in Iraq and for a week Baghdad was all holiday celebration. Down the hot, dusty streets where a year ago mobs dragged the mutilated bodies of Nuri asSaid and Crown Prince Abdul Illah, clowns danced, balloons bobbed, Girl Scouts marched, a giant papier-máché fist rolled by on a float, clutching the viper of imperialism, and a military camel in the parade, poked playfully by happy patriots, turned and spat expertly in their eyes. And under the crisp salute of Premier Karim Kassem—hero...

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