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The government of Burma has a record of being not very nice to political opponents that has eased up in recent years and today -- got a gold star for that.
A visit by the president of the United States senior White House foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler shows us.
At the home a bong song -- she wants a political prisoner now a member of parliament.
It's the first US president to visit the formally closed nation of Burma said the lesson there is the Cuban freedom can't be denied my.
Obama told the country's president he'd taken the first steps on a long journey toward democracy but later said his visit wasn't to reward those steps.
Instead it was to encourage even more.
The flickers of progress that we have seen it must not be -- distinguished they must.
We strengthen they must become.
A shining northstar for all this nation's people.
On this -- Burmese authorities released dozens of political prisoners but with hundreds still in jails some US lawmakers feel mr.
Obama's visit was premature.
In fact on a trip aimed at showcasing his so called pivot to wage job all three countries -- -- was visiting have human rights difficulties.
At a news conference with pilots prime minister of the day before he admitted her country's democracy is a work in progress since just six years from a -- and he'd likely not be visiting nonsense Cambodia where human rights abuses have gotten worse in recent years.
But for the East Asia Summit there.
Meanwhile Israeli Palestinian fighting in the ongoing Arab Spring have led to almost daily phone conversations with the Israeli prime minister Netanyahu and Egyptian president -- and prompted an appeal for talks in restraint.
To -- Asians others have more of a voice in their government.
It becomes more important for.
All the players including the United States.
To speak directly.
And she took that -- deliver a message.
Peace is preferable to war.
Experts say one of the questions likely to dominate informal conversations at the summit in Cambodia is whether the US economy will plunge over the so called fiscal cliff.
It was mr.
Obama says he's confident it won't and that the region will decide the American economic model is better than China's.
It's -- prosper.
Over 200 years now.
Work for Thailand is gonna work for this entire region.
Another question likely to be asked here is who will replace secretary of state Clinton and mr.
-- second term she is one of the most traveled secretaries of state in history.
Very well liked in Asia but who'll replace sir it's a question mr.
Obama is unlikely to answer.
When a caller traveling with the president thank you.
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