Black People Politics : Obama: Historic Myanmar visit is sign of progress

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    Obama: Historic Myanmar visit is sign of progress


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    Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster - U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, second right, arrive for an official dinner at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    BANGKOK (AP) — On the eve of his landmark trip to Myanmar,President Barack Obama tried to assure critics that his visit was not a premature reward for a long-isolated nation still easing its way toward democracy.
    "This is not an endorsement of the government," Obama said Sunday in Thailand as he opened a three-county dash through Asia. "This is an acknowledgement that there is a process under way inside that country that even a year and a half, two years ago, nobody foresaw."
    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-historic-myanmar-visit-sign-progress-174032565.html



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    Monday in politics: Obama in Myanmar and Cambodia, and more

    It's quiet in Washington in terms of scheduled events.
    President Barack Obama starts Monday in Myanmar and then heads to Cambodia. It marks the first time a U.S. president has visited either country.
    Next thing on Obama's agenda: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations-U.S. Leaders Meeting in Phnom Penh. He'll also attend the East Asia Summit Dinner on Monday evening.
    Obama's mission on the trip, which also includes Thailand: To show he is serious about shifting the U.S. strategic focus eastward as America winds down wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The "Asia pivot" is also meant to counter China's rising influence.
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...-burma-cambodia-more-113328550--election.html


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    President Barack Obama tours the Reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok on Nov. 18 2012

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    Obama's historic Myanmar visit: Does it send the wrong message?

    The president hails the Southeast Asian nation's "remarkable journey" toward democracy. Human rights activists argue that the journey has only just begun
    On Monday, President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, a long-time international pariah nation that recently began what Obama called a "remarkable journey" toward democracy after decades of authoritarian military rule. The president, who has eased sanctions and sent an ambassador to the country for the first time in 22 years, said he had traveled to Myanmar, also known as Burma, to "extend the hand of friendship," and vowed to support the Southeast Asian nation "every step of the way." Obama met with both President Thein Sein, a former junta member who has presided over reforms since taking office in March 2011, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent 20 years under house arrest before her release two years ago. Obama used the occasion to push the country's leaders to strengthen the rule of law and extend political freedoms, but human rights activists criticized Obama for showing support for a government that still has hundreds of political prisoners locked up. Was Obama too quick to bestow legitimacy on Myanmar's new government?
    http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-historic-myanmar-visit-does-send-wrong-message-104500161.html



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