UNCERTAIN BEACON

BOSNIA PROVES TWO THINGS: THAT THE WORLD NEEDS U.S. LEADERSHIP, AND THAT AMERICANS DON'T CARE TO PROVIDE IT. WASHINGTON NEEDS TO RESOLVE THIS DILEMMA

AS THE LEADERS OF BOSNIA, CROATIA and Serbia crept toward a peace agreement last week at the U.S.-led talks in Dayton, Ohio, Bill Clinton must have sensed the possibility of a big score. Finally he would have an answer to those who have accused him of fecklessness on foreign policy. No longer could anyone call him "the Governor of the United States," uninterested in and incapable of fulfilling his duties as the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. After all, the Europeans had spent several years trying to solve the Bosnia problem, and they had botched it. Now, after...

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