EGYPT: To Accept Fate

Cairo's latest political joke: President Anwar Sadat was having trouble finding a new Premier to replace newly ousted Aziz Sidky. When he offered the job to yet another prospect, the nominee protested, "Anwar, Anwar, what have I done to you to make you hate me so much?"

Sadat did indeed have great difficulty replacing Harvard-educated Premier Sidky. According to foreign observers with good connections in Cairo, Sadat offered the job to as many as four Egyptian politicians, who wasted no time turning it down as an impossible assignment. Last week Sadat finally announced his choice: Anwar Sadat. "I have reached...

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