Clinton's First Fire Fight

Bill Clinton never experienced hostile fire in Vietnam or anywhere else, but last week the future Commander in Chief learned firsthand what baptism by fire means. His affirmation of his campaign pledge to lift the Pentagon's ban on homosexuals serving in the military triggered such anger, especially in the Pentagon, that he was forced to add that the step would be taken only after consultation with "a lot of people."

Critics, including all the military-service chiefs, charged that Clinton's lack of military experience showed that his insensitivity was surpassed only by his ignorance on the issue. Republican Senator Bob Dole warned...

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