A General in Burma
I was excited to read the cover story when I saw the image of Burmese chief Than Shwe [Oct. 19]. People inside and outside Burma should welcome U.S. engagement with the Burmese junta. Burma desperately needs prodding toward a real democratic transition. Without the full participation of the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi in the coming 2010 election, I don't think that will occur. The U.S should encourage the Burmese generals to engage with the NLD and other ethnic leaders for a long-lasting peace.
Salai C....

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