When King Faisal I assumed power in 1921, Iraq was neither a state nor even a semi-state. It was divided into several states under the Ottoman era whose protracted and backward occupation had ruined Iraq’s great cultural heritage. King Faisal had to begin from scratch, but in just 12 years, he managed to establish the modern state of Iraq. When he died in 1933, his successors did not find any difficulty in managing the state, as he established the cornerstone for it: The constitution, the laws and the administration department required for a state with its three authorities.
The current Iraqi regime is now into its 16th year. However, it has not matured enough like King Faisal I’s regime did in less than 12 years and it also did not reach the extent of maturity which Qasim’s rule reached in less than four yearsAdnan Hussein