Laura Bush not backing down on Burma

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“The generals’ reign of fear has subdued the protests — for now,” she writes. “But while the streets of Burma may be eerily quiet, the hearts of the Burmese people are not: 2007 is not 1988, when the regime’s last major anti-democracy crackdown killed 3,000 and left the junta intact. Today, people everywhere know about the regime’s atrocities. They are disgusted by the junta’s abuses of human rights.”
“This swelling outrage presents the generals with an urgent choice: Be part of Burma’s peaceful transition to democracy, or get out of the way for a government of the Burmese people’s choosing.”
— Jon Ward, White House correspondent, The Washington Times

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