I Didn't Get Hired to Fix Everything: BILL CLINTON

Admitting that he has made mistakes, Bill Clinton tells how he feels he has learned to be presidential and to lead the journey toward the 21st century

Last Friday afternoon, President Clinton talked in the Oval Office with TIME White House correspondents Margaret Carlson, James Carney and Michael Duffy. On Clinton's desk was a hardcover book, The Culture of Disbelief by Stephen L. Carter, with the jacket flap folded in as a place marker. He appeared relaxed and spoke softly.

Q. When you were on the stage at the signing of the peace agreement and you put your arms out for Arafat and Rabin to shake hands, did you plan to do that?

A. Well, not exactly. It sort of came naturally. I wanted to be supportive of...

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