Cambodia: Snookie's Snub

Last week everyone seemed willing to talk about Cambodian neutrality—everyone, that is, except Cambodia's Prince Norodom ("Snookie") Sihanouk and his Red Chinese mentors. In Washington, Lyndon Johnson applauded the idea of a Cambodian conference. In London, Prime Minister Harold Wilson heartily concurred. And in Paris, where Charles de Gaulle was playing host to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, both France and Russia gave their consent. To all and sundry it seemed an ideal backdoor to negotiations over Viet Nam, and it was precisely that which bugged the Snook.

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