December 1st, 2011
08:18 AM ET

Clinton hands Suu Kyi letter from Obama

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed a letter from President Barack Obama to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize-winning face of Myanmar's democracy movement, on Thursday, as the two women met for the first time.

Obama thanks Suu Kyi "for the inspiration you provide all of us around the world who share the values of democracy, human rights, and justice.

"We stand by you now and always," he vows in the letter, which was released by the State Department.

Clinton is having dinner with Suu Kyi at the U.S. Chief of Mission residence in Yangon, a highlight of Clinton's historic visit to Myanmar.


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  1. michaelfury

    December 1, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Brownstain

    George wasn't curious-he was a war criminal.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. Markey Marshall

    Just where does Hilary Clinton get off telling the Burmese not to do business with North Korea? This is a prime example of international bullying!!! Her unmittigated arrogance makes me sick!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |

      Thank you, Markey. I feel the same way about Hilary Clinton, but then again, I hate bullying in all it's forms including that on an international level! We have no business trying to dictate anything to Myanmar!!!

      December 1, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. President

    I hope she lets me live there after I lose the next american election. I have nowhere else to go. I screwed up America but I made a whole lot of money off them. God Bless the naive.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      Thanks a million, Barack. I'm glad you feel that way about us. I'll vote for you next year although I like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain too! But then again, I'm just an ignorant Tea Partier too!

      December 1, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Aung San Suu Kyi is a woman for you posters who don't know what you're talking about! She has worked tiredlessly on behalf of human rights for the Myanmar people! She & Chinese artist/humanist Ai WeiWei have my utmost respect & support! More power to y'all!!

    December 1, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. George Patton

    We have every business in the world of trying to foster better relations world wide! Markey and Ruffnutt are just two facets of the same person trying to pollute our blog threads! Shut up already!!!

    BtBC: +3 (so far!)

    December 1, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Tea Partiers for Obama

      Although you're not the true George Patton here we totally agree with you anyway. We need to just out and plant our flag wherever we go and if any man, woman or child gets in our way, knock'em off!

      December 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George Patton

    Mr. President:
    Oh, don't worry. You'll get elected again for another 4.
    The ass hole pretending to be you will have another four years to be a dick. Yay.

    December 1, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Tea Partiers for Obama

      Let's just give Obama another eight years instead of just four. That way he gets to kill off twice as many people!

      December 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ripley! Believe it or dont!

    Lol @ george, the new you is so much more pleasant! Oh and btw ruffnutt and markey are also joseph smith.

    December 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ripley! Believe it or dont!

    @ tea partier, how does one come to the conclusion OBAMA has killed off people?? Are you alluding to the wars, started by previous POTUS?

    December 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Of course he is, Ripley. Barack Obama's butchering people in both Afghanistan and Pakistan day after day with the use of those ungodly drones and that makes him a war crimnal who needs to be brought to justice but won't be, sadly enough and that makes me want to puke!!!

      December 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thunderdrum

    Actually Ripley joseph smith is banasy.

    December 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ripley! Believe it, or dont!

    Really thunderdrum??? Ok that sure explains a cpl things i guess. Damn thats low!

    December 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Thunderdrum

    Im sorry, was meaning to call you later and tell you.

    December 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ripley! Believe it, or dont!

    Ok thanks ttyl

    December 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chelsea

    You know Hillary Clinton has a boss right? So she has to take orders just like anyone else.

    December 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Ah george, back so soon i see! Dont you ever get tired of bein such a hard ass? Life is too short, and you never know whats around the corner!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |