The comeback of the Iraqi Communists is one of the most remarkable political stories of the post-Hussein era. Once ruthlessly persecuted, the party has rapidly reemerged, this time as an influential, moderating force in national life.
But the message of the born-again Communists — once a textbook pro-Soviet party that spouted anti-imperialist, anti-Zionist rhetoric and followed a rigid internal hierarchy — is a call for democracy, unity, tolerance and human rights in the postwar era.
The Post knows. These Iraqis are REAL patriots.