Wednesday, May 7, 2008
NYT Opinion Piece on Myanmar
One thing death does is draw our attention. Death in large numbers, like we're seeing in Myanmar, will capture the focus of most of the world. While the UN, governments, and aid organizations are still in a desperate fight to get relief workers into Myanmar and save lives, we may be seeing the first seeds of an important international discussion. Should the world community try to free Myanmar from the junta once this crisis is settled? There is an opinion piece in The New York Times today addressing exactly this issue. The editorial board eloquently says, "We wish we could ... say that this is no time for politics, but that simply would not be true."