THE MAN WHOSE BRILLIANT HEAD KNOCKING FINALLY produced a Bosnian peace agreement two weeks ago traveled to Capitol Hill last Wednesday seeking another miracle: congressional support for the plan that will shortly land 20,000 American troops in an area steeped in hatred and skilled at war. "It was kind of like running into a brick wall," says U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, "and the critics weren't just Republicans." Holbrooke addressed about 100 members of the House Democratic Caucus and received a standing ovation. It was "great," he says, "for about two minutes. Everyone was polite at first, saying things...

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