EGYPT: Invitation in Reverse

AMERICA WILL CHANGE HER POLICY, said an eight-column head in Cairo's official newspaper Al Gumhuria. Other Egyptian papers burbled in delight over "indications" of a Washington turnabout. The U.S., it was reported, had resumed its Egyptian aid program, was again buying Egyptian cotton, had released $3,000,000 of Egypt's frozen funds, had agreed to a special shipment of Salk polio vaccine—was, in short, about to go all out for Nasser. "It's a great victory for Gamal," said a Cairo news vendor.

Actually, the U.S. was doing nothing about Egypt that it had not been doing all along. The touted resumption of American...

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