Does Clinton Need This?

He's ready to end the embargo against Vietnam now that Congress has given him political cover

AS RAIN TURNED TO SLEET IN WASHINGton last Thursday, a young man stood silently on the sidewalk next to a White House gate, balancing a flagpole from which hung a black banner inscribed POW-MIA. He is a frequent and unnecessary reminder to Bill Clinton that the psychological and emotional turf of a war that took the lives of more than 58,000 Americans is dangerous terrain to a President who did not serve in it.

The same day, 62 Senators on Capitol Hill voted to urge the President to tread into that territory and put an end to two decades of rancor...

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