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PacNet #61 – Burma, Senator, Webb, and U Win Tin

September 15, 2009

Senator James Webb’s recent visit to Burma/Myanmar has come under fire from the Burmese democracy movement. The protests, while sincere and well-intended, miss the point of Webb’s visit – he was not there to praise or legitimize the ruling junta but to help craft a more effective policy aimed at its removal and the restoration of democracy to this proud land.