The Political Interest Tap Israel to Help Russia

This just in: Supporting freedom doesn't come free. Bill Clinton wants more money for Russia -- $1.8 billion in new funds beyond the $1.6 billion the President promised Boris Yeltsin in Vancouver. Where's the money going to come from?

Mostly from Congress, via an emergency appropriation, White House officials predict. But selling the idea of new foreign aid is the political equivalent of root canal. Luckily, however, an alternative exists, a reallocation of the $15 billion the U.S. sends abroad each year -- funds still distributed according to a formula established when the old world order flourished.

Trouble is, redirecting a...

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