The World: Sadat: A Sort of Whirlwind

Arab audiences revel in mellifluous oratory. Last week Egyptian President Anwar Sadat rewarded the Arab Socialist Union Congress with a first-class example of it. Mopping his brow often in a sultry hall, modulating his voice from whisper to thespian holler, Sadat delivered a largely off-the-cuff speech that was twice as long as any address delivered by his predecessor, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and every bit as dramatic. Excerpts:

> Lyndon Johnson agreed to Israeli aggression and gave it his blessing. Americans know very well that Johnson's rule was one of the blackest, most wasted...