One of the impacts of the cold war, was natural resources being depleted and drained for the benefit of the soviet union.
Another impact was the country being occupied. And thier secular constitution being being destroyed.
The lack of trust and help from the US caused a rift between the two. Now we need to establish a government of national unity. To secure future events from repeating themselves.
The soviet union was to be a helping hand to Iraq. But instead when government posts were given to members of the Iraqi communist party. Eliminating British influence forced them to turn to the Soviet Union.
The war was inconvenient for the USSR, because they wanted to be allied between both countries. A that point Iraq had been a valiant ally for years already. The war changed the feelings toward these countries pretty drastically.
The multiple impacts the cold had on Iraq are very important. They helped to change and mold our culture and country to what it is today.