Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 25, 1974 · Page 10
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

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After the Salzburg Detonation By NBA-London Economist News Service Henry Kissinger has spent so much of his recent life in the air over the Middle East that he might have been forgiven for making his excuses and staying at home when President Nixon went there last week. Since, however, the new relationships that the President has gone there to cement are all of Kissinger's making, there was a plausible argument that the cementing would be more effectively done with the Secretary of State in attendance. His presence would make the President more believable; or so it must have seemed back in Washington when it was planned. But then, at Salzburg, the tour took a turn that cannot have been in the plan. President Nixon might as well not have been there. The world's attention was taken up with Kissinger, the success and the showpiece of a Nixon administration otherwise dreadfully ravaged, threatening to resign. Things had started to go wrong on June 6, when a tired but Times Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, June 25, 1974 10 triumphant Secretary of State called the press together in Washington to tell them about the Middle East. Instead he was assailed with harsh questions about his alleged part in two aberrations that constitute in a way the run- up to the Watergate scandals: the ''national security 1 ' wiretappings, and the escapades of the White House plumbers. The political climate of those years, and the particular problems of an administration that had come to power through an antiwar revulsion which it recognized but did not share, make it possible to understand how those episodes were allowed to happen, but Kissinger's problem is different: did he afterwards tell the whole truth about them, or not? When he appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last September, seeking its confirmation as Secretary of State, he belittled his part in the two episodes, using rather oblique language. The committee had difficulty getting hold of a report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the wiretapping affair. By one of those unsatisfactory compromises. Nixon, Arabs: a False Note in the Fanfare Lynn to Speak — James T. Lynn, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will speak in Council Bluffs on July 19 at a noon luncheon at the Holiday Inn, Congressman William J. Scherle announced Tuesday. Lynn will address a conference of home builders, bankers, savings and loan officials, building trades representatives, contractors, and real estate agents from western Iowa. two of its members were permitted to look at the report on behalf of the others. They CAIRO — (LENS) — It should have been a visit with echoing historic resonances. That the President of the United States should come to the Arab Middle East ought surely to be a monumental landmark, a turning point comparable, almost, with the irruption of Alexander the Great. Yet the Arab reaction to Mr. Nixon's entry into their world is very mixed, tending towards wry cynicism. The low key of this private, as distinct from public, welcome does not mean that reported their impression that Kissinger's part in the matter "was not such as to bar him from confirmation by the Senate", and upon that guarded testimonial his appointment was confirmed. Some doubts were left alive, and in the welter of litigation and investigations now going on in Washington pieces of evidence have lately been floating to the surface that are not easy to square with Kissinger's modest account of the part he played. Kissinger is a national asset. Many people who want the President to go want the Secretary of State to stay. Quite a lot of them are prepared to argue that the Arabs, governments and governed, are unaware of the visit's significance. It is something, after all, that the head of a state which has long been regarded as an inveterate enemy of the Arab cause, and which only eight months ago was rearming the Arabs' foe in mid-battle, should now trust himself to Arab friendship and tality should be forthcoming. Then there are the more obvious political reasons for Arab self-congratulation. It is the American leader who is coming to meet the Arab Kissinger was entitled to be alarmed about the apparent leaks of information from the White House that led to the wire- tappings. There are, however, rules in these matters, and the admiration which the majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has for Kissinger does not absolve the committee of the necessity to satisfy itself that he did not deliberately mislead it. Nearly everybody will hope that that will be the outcome, even if there are still some anti-war people who want their revenge for his Vietnam policies. Fighting it out with the press will help nobody, as leaders and not vice versa ... The two days he spent in Cairo plus the briefer spells in Riyadh, Damascus and Amman, are contrasted with the bare 24 hours that he spent in Israel. There is also the fact that he visited Syria even in the absence of full formal diplomatic relations, now restored. All this emphasizes America's new pro-Arab tilt, a depreciation of Israel in its political calculations. Even so, and despite the welcome of Faroukian extravagance he received in Cairo, Amman and elsewhere, Kissinger ought to know. It is annoying to a master-diplomatist who has performed a difficult task with brilliance and devotion to get rough treatment in a press conference, but it is not what matters. His resentment is altogether natural, but the emotional airing of it has so little place in a presidential tour of foreign countries that it feeds the doubt that recurs with this unusual man, whether his habit of concentrating all the important work in his own person is not, perhaps, dangerous. To put it at its gentlest: is he spreading himself too thin? ici The Kconnmisl of London some Arabs have not been able to avoid the temptation to ask: what sort of American President have we welcomed? Despite traditional Arab politeness to guests, the answer comes back: a dishevelled politician in search of an external diversion. The gilt might have been thicker on the gingerbread if Henry Kissinger, in the past few days, had not had some of the Watergate mud tossed into his face. The first graded road in Canada, a military road connecting Digby Cape and Port Royal, N.S., was built by Champlain in 1606. We sell Flynn Dairy Products to your door every day. BERNHOLTZ BROS. 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