Bush Announces Tighter Sanctions on Myanmar
Americans are outraged about a lot of things, George, mostly the situation in America, rather than Myanmar.
Of course he didn’t call it Myanmar, he called it Burma in that phony Texas drawl that he affects when particularly putting someone down. George didn’t know Myanmar existed through the first six years of his presidency, but Laura read a book while on vacation at the ‘ranch,’ a cute and corny Bushism for a place that has no cattle or horses.
The ruling junta in Myanmar has its hands full these past weeks with nationwide demonstrations by the Buddhist monks who hold the moral power to bring down the government. And they were (and are) moving in that direction.
At this precise moment, all-hat-and-no-cattle George Bush chooses to shine an enormously public spotlight. In response, the junta will no doubt harden its stance and any chance at all of negotiation will be swept away with the monsoon.
Helluva job, George.