Nation: Looking for a Friend

Sadat flies to Camp David in search of U.S. support and new weapons

"You've got two different kinds of people in Sadat and Begin," one of President Jimmy Carter's close aides observed last week. "Begin is hung up on history and the nuances in every word. Sadat couldn't care less about all that crap.What he wants is to get on with a peace settlement."

The nuances of every word have proved discouraging to Egypt's President Anwar Sadat over the past month or more. Though the ministerial-level talks between Egyptians and Israelis were revived last week, the two countries are still far apart on the overall "statement of principles"...

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