Tuesday, May 26, 2009

`Abdul-Karim Qasim

I have noticed that there is in Iraqi political culture a degree of nostalgia for `Abdul-Karim Qasim. The reason is that he was most humble and was uncorruptible. Here, he is shown sleeping in his office. When he died, he had a fistful of dinars on him. Compare that to Saddam or to the Al-Hakim family today or to the Barazani family or to the Talabani family or to `Allawi, etc. (thanks A.)