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NEW YORK (AP) - First lady Laura Bush pleaded Wednesday with Myanmar's ruling military regime to resist using force against protesters, but her personal appeal came the same day that security officers opened fire on demonstrators and arrested Buddhist monks.
"I want to say to the armed guards and to the soldiers: Don't fire on your people. Don't fire on your neighbors," she said in a Voice of America interview held in New York where President Bush was attending meetings at the United Nations.
Originally posted by Copernicus
Maybe she is blind to what happens in the US, but have a easier time recognizing it in other countries?
MRS. BUSH: I do, I'm very concerned. I pray for the people of Burma. I'm
awed by their courage. These last protests that have been peaceful, as we
know the people of Burma are -- the people of Burma are peaceful people, we know that. We know that the democracy champions there want a peaceful reconciliation, a way to work with the ruling generals to build the democracy they want, to build their economy again.
Burma was known for being a very wealthy country, rich in natural
resources. And now the economy is in shambles after so many years of this military rule.