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ACM Home arrow Constitutional Monarchies and Republics Compared arrow Iraq - if only the constitutional monarchy had continued

Iraq - if only the constitutional monarchy had continued Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013

"The US wrongly assumed you could implant democracy on soil which had known only dictatorship since the overthrow of the constitutional monarchy in 1958," concludes a letter  published in The Australian on !0 April 2013. It was on John Howard’s address on Iraq the evening  before at the Lowy Institute.

This photo is of  the last King, Faisal 11, at the age of 5. At the age of 23 he and most of the Royal Family under safe conduct were murdered - when under safe conduct - in 1958 when a brutal republican dictatorship was installed.

This  culminated in Saddam Hussein's dictatorship.

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