4,940. 4/9/2003

In Iraq, “The Ba’ath Party had over two million members by the time the regime was overthrown [on April 9, 2003]. It was by no means exclusively, or even predominantly, Sunni Arab. Shi’a, and even Turkomen and a few Kurds were well represented throughout the Party structure, but the Party’s upper echelons, and its key organisational and security units, were disproportionately Sunni Arab.”

 – Ali A. Allawi, The Occupation of Iraq, Page 149

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