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They say North African Arab states are controlled by French and British armies with civil liberties suppressed and right of self-determination denied.

The openly hostile accused us of trying with trifling Point IV aid to bribe the Arabs to forget Palestine.

But it was the British that received the heavy fire.

The pathological unanimity of this expression caused me to sympathize with members of Development Board who fear that the several years necessary to complete their major projects may not be accorded them by a people impatient for results.

It caused me to share the concern of Foreign Minister who said that the Government has no effective propaganda machinery, that there is not a single Arab language pro-Western newspaper in Iraq, and therefore those who hold pro-Western views ae shy while others who hold anti-Western views shout them out.

Today neutrality is the refuge planned against time when war clouds threaten.

When suggested that an Iraqi wartime neutrality would invite a Soviet occupation, many Iraqis professed to prefer an untried Soviet occupation to an actual British domination.

All of the ills of today were laid to the reactionism of IPC and British Government.

My informants seemed to prefer to look to the past rather than the future.

I was advised that all nations today demand quality of treatment and warned that the prospect of the survival of Western civilization depends on the West practicing equality now and abandoning in the next GA its outmoded policy of discrimination.

If the US continues its old course the Iraqis expect to see in North Africa and throughout Asia a violent reaction to old ideologies and an increasing eagerness of these people to turn to Communism as the only alternative to the former shining but now corroded democratic ideal.

Militärbibliothek, Bern Memorandum of Personal Observations: The making and receiving of official calls, and other contacts that a new Chief of Mission establishes with local people in all walks of life, have provided me in concentrated form with an appreciation of Iraqi attitudes which we must take into account if we are to make progress with our area objectives.