Misery Has Company -- And Very Little Else

Guest Yeltsin offers a bright idea, but the G-7 leaders come up empty

George Bush had a delightful visit to Munich and Helsinki -- sumptuous three- wine dinners, an evening at the ballet, VIP tours of castles. But like other tourists, he also had his pocket picked. Bush had repeatedly vowed that at the Group of Seven summit of leading industrial democracies he would fight to batter down barriers to U.S. exports and thus create more jobs for Americans. Instead, the other six (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan) shifted the focus away from trade and toward the civil war in what used to be Yugoslavia.

Following the lead of French President Francois...

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