Obama praises courage of Aung San Suu Kyi
President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speak to the media Monday.
November 19th, 2012
07:12 AM ET

Obama praises courage of Aung San Suu Kyi

President Barack Obama met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi at her home in Myanmar on Monday, lauding her "courage and determination" during a historic visit to the once repressive and secretive country.

The first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, Obama urged its leaders, who have embarked on a series of far-reaching political and economic reforms since 2011, not to extinguish the "flickers of progress that we have seen."

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    i'm tellin' michelle: .these two are giving each other the smokey, bedroom eyes look...

    November 19, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hide Behind

    SHE should be smiling, he just promised 170million USD under USAID.
    A woman very worthy of admiration for her tenacity in trying to raise her peoples welfare, but not because or by womanhood, but by al.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    awwl, suki suki nah...i rest my case!

    November 19, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. obaidy

    be wear of what you are heading to and, do not let what of headed to you?.. keep the couler in its own..

    November 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |

    Page #2-U.S. agency for International Development–$1.39 billion annual savings–that was on --Romneys- to do list-–page #2–to eliminate that goverment agency-The need is to great in New York and New Jersey for the President giving money away that we have to borrow from China.

    November 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |