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Sweet Victory

--William Shakespeare, Othello

By any measure, President Clinton's victory in the fight for House approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement ranks as a triumph for his fledgling Presidency and the forces of internationalism. But look beyond the congratulatory whoops of White House lobbyists, and you may spot a few pained smiles from weary Clintonites. That's because the White House is coming to realize just how much political blood was spilled in the nasty and divisive NAFTA slugfest.