Hillary Clinton on Burma/Myanmar

Deep into her speech in Indiana on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton mentioned a country in Southeast Asia like so:

I would like to take a moment to express my deepest sympathies to the victims of the devastating cyclone in Burma. Our hearts and prayers go out to the people there. And I call upon the junta that has ruled Burma for so many years to please let the rest of the world in to help.

This segment of her speech was hardly mentioned in news reports, though James Fallows of The Atlantic made note of it. It’s interesting, however, to those of us who are aware of the ongoing Burma/Myanmar dilemma.

Related posts here and here.

UPDATE: Discussion of Burma vs. Myanmar at the ACES board.

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