By Martin Crutsinger
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 18, 2002
WASHINGTON To its own surprise, the Bush administration brought the world this year to the brink of a trade war with this lineup: America versus everyone else.
Caught in the cross fire of a bitter fight over steel imports were producers of Florida citrus, Washington state apples and a range of other products.
While there are signs that all sides are pulling back, the damage to the world trading system may already have been done.