AMERICAN IN DANGER
Cabled TIME Correspondent John Mecklin, after coming out of Baghdad last week:
IT IS the consensus among responsible American observers in Baghdad that Iraqi Communists deliberately plannedeven if they did not bring offthe mob murder of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William Rountree when he arrived last week on his fact-finding tour. It is also clear that the revolutionary government of Brigadier General Abdul Karim Kassem knew this and was unwilling, or unable, to prevent it.
In the days preceding his visit, every Baghdad newspaper attacked Rountree as "the envoy of...