Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Obama audition proceeds; downgrade U.S., then move on to the next gig - master of the world

The US has maintained a policy of isolating the military junta of Burma for decades, refusing to use the junta’s name for the country (Myanmar) as a symbolic rejection of their authority. Earlier this year, however, the Obama administration announced that they had undertaken a review of that policy, and was widely expected to broaden diplomatic contacts with the regime. Sen. James Webb met with the junta leaders in a widely-criticized trip earlier this year that possibly intended to lend a little legitimacy to that effort. Now the Washington Times reports that Barack Obama himself will meet with junta leaders in Singapore just four months after the US stopped a shipment of North Korean weapons from reaching the dictators:

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