A Lame Duck Soars High

One More Time On Somalia, the Balkans and nukes, Bush starts a fast-paced closing act

For a lame duck, George Bush was flying high and fast -- both literally and symbolically. First he logged 8,000 miles from Washington to Somalia, where he greeted 1993 with troops he had dispatched there a month ago to relieve starvation. The President spent New Year's Eve in Mogadishu and journeyed the next day to Baidoa, in the heart of the famine zone. Then, without so much as returning to Washington to change his shirt, he winged north 3,700 miles to snowy Moscow. There, he and Boris Yeltsin were to sign a treaty that should accomplish the truly radical cut in...

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