Congressional Innocents Abroad

It was a slapstick combination of The Innocents Abroad and Sylvester the cat stalking an unsuspecting Tweety. The six-member congressional group had set out on July 22 on a self-assigned ten-day fact-finding tour of the Middle East, hoping somehow to contribute to a peaceful solution of the bloody Lebanese standoff. That they did not do. As the contingent prepared to head back to Washington last week, having visited five countries and attracted a great deal of unwarranted attention, the five Democrats and one Republican no longer appeared to be a shrewd bunch of...

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