September 5, 2007


Bush blasts Myanmar junta for 'tyrannical' crackdown (AFP, Sep 5, 2007)

US President George W. Bush accused Myanmar's military rulers Wednesday of "tyrannical" behaviour in cracking down on street protests, in his strongest comments yet since rallies rocked the regime.

Piling pressure on the generals, Bush said he would be speaking out about Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, at a weekend summit of Asia Pacific leaders in Sydney.

His comments follow US State Department criticism of a convention that drew up guidelines for a new constitution, and a rare political foray by First Lady Laura Bush who asked for UN condemnation of the crackdown.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 5, 2007 3:58 PM
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