Friday, August 13, 2010

Burmese Military Junta Sets "Elections" for Nov. 7th

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is quite right to call Burma's forthcoming "elections" nothing more than a "charade."

After all, Aung San Suu Kyi is barred from running for office and remains under house arrest. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is boycotting the vote.

More than twenty years has passed since Suu Kyi was elected as Burmese Prime Minister. But it has also been more than twenty years since the military junta nullified the results of that election.

There is no reason to believe anything will change this state of affairs once this new "election" has come and gone.

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