North Africa: Odd Bedfellows

A marriage angers the U.S.

It was as if a favorite daughter had eloped with a roué, leaving her parents bewildered and angry. So it was that Ahmed Reda Guedira, a royal counselor to King Hassan II of Morocco, faced a decidedly frosty reception in Washington last week when he visited Vice President George Bush, Secretary of State George Shultz and other Administration officials. A month ago the conservative Hassan, long a staunch U.S. ally, had suddenly initiated a treaty of friendship with Libya's radical strongman Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Washington's Public Enemy...

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