IRAQ: Out of the Heat

Like Perry Como and Red Skelton, Iraq's Strongman Premier Nuri asSaid believes in the custom of summer replacements. Last week, as Baghdad's asphalt sidewalks turned sticky-soft in the sweltering desert heat, Nuri turned over Iraq's government to Senator Ali Jawdat, then went back to poring over a map on which was circled in ink the fashionable south German spa, Bühlerhohe, near Baden-Baden. First, Nuri confided, he was going to London for a medical checkup, then off to the Black Forest. Later he was returning to London briefly to look after two grandsons...

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