Abd al-Karim Qasim was an Iraqi army officer who participated in the 14th July 1958 revolution against the Hashemite monarchy in Iraq, marking the country's transition from a monarchy to a republic. Abd al-Karim served as prime minister until 1963, when he was deposed in a Ba'athist coup.
The following short publication that I share here consists of cartoons captioned with sayings of Abd al-Karim, both in Arabic and English. The publication was issued by the higher committee to celebrate the second anniversary of the 14th July revolution in 1960. The publication gives a concise illustration of some of Abd al-Karim's key rhetorical talking points and ideas at the time, such as claiming to uphold Arabism, Iraq's independence, anti-colonialism (which meant cooling ties with the United States and United Kingdom) and law-and-order.
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