Back in 1971 Anwar Sadat, then considered by the future American Secretary of State to be little more than a caretaker clown, declared the “Year of Decision.” Events intervened and the fateful decision was not implemented until October 1973; it changed the course of Middle East history. Suddenly Sadat was a statesman, and his friend Henry manipulated a renewal of EgyptianAmerican relations and a Washington-CairoRiyadh axis. The year 1977 may well be another “year of decision...
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