The Guns of August Echo

Once Again Bosnia and Iraq test Bush's vision of a new world order

In recent years, with a curious consistency, the scheduled indolence of August has been interrupted by the sound of gunfire -- in Kuwait, in the failed Moscow coup, in half a dozen hot spots. As he is wont to point out, George Bush is the man who receives the midnight phone calls when such crises erupt overseas and who has "the guts" to act. It is August, and there are two dangerous disasters blazing on the horizon. Yet Bush, the foreign policy President, is moving most cautiously to deal with them.

Iraq's government, more defiant than ever last week, vowed to...

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