Jordan: Tone v. Substance

Banking heavily on his friendship with the West and his reputation as a reasonable Arab, Jordan's King Hussein went to the U.S. last week on a delicate mission. Speaking for both himself and his latter-day ally, Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser, Hussein sought U.S. support for softening Israel's hardening terms for peace. He went at the job with vigor. Seemingly popping up everywhere, the King dashed from TV stations to speakers' platforms to conferences. He appeared on Face the Nation, delivered a major address at Georgetown University, had lunch at Washington's National Press...

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