One Degree of Separation

On issues ranging from Yugoslavia to Iraq to Russia, Bush and Clinton share remarkably similar views. The big difference may be in their attitude toward the U.S. as a world leader.

This is supposed to be the campaign of domestic issues, in which foreign policy is President Bush's strong suit -- even though he doesn't necessarily want to remind voters of that -- and candidate Clinton is too inexperienced to challenge him. But a funny thing happened when they wrangled over Bosnia for a day last week. Bush looked vulnerable on foreign matters, and Clinton showed he was not afraid to attack him. More important perhaps, it reminded voters of the fundamental choice they make when they step into the ballot booth each four years: Who deserves to sit in the Commander...

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