Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dick Cheney praises Burmese military junta for “staying the course.”

vice-president Dick Cheney has praised the military leaders of Burma (Myanmar) for their response to the recent cyclone, which caused tens of thousands of deaths in the country. Speaking at a meeting of the right-wing think-tank The Heritage Foundation in New York, Cheney said “The leadership stays the course, and doesn’t give in to polls of the week. That is admirable.”

He also added “Sure, they could cave in to public pressure and help their own people instead of forcing through referendums on their own power, but that would show weakness.” The comments have caused outrage amongst aid workers and human rights groups.

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