McCain's public relations officer has ties to Myanmar military junta Palo Alto Issues, posted by a, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on May 10, 2008 at 8:38 pm
The public relations executive whom Senator John McCain’s campaign had chosen to run the Republican National Convention this summer resigned his post on Saturday after a magazine reported that his firm had lobbied for the military junta that runs Myanmar.Web Link
Well, well. Georgie's possie exposed bit, by bit...that is all the anti-Gore, anti-global warming, War trigger happy, Fox News worshiping folks. W's grandfather had ties to the Nazi's too. I always said McCain was more of the same of Bush.
Posted by sara, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on May 12, 2008 at 4:56 pm
The fee was in 2002 and only 300k, thats a weeks work from a PR firm,
If obama hired a lawyer who had a firm that once represented a rapist or a murderer would you be upset? This topic is a RED HERRING
Do not expect anything useful from the UN in Burma, thats the real scandal, at least McCain condemned the regime in 2005
Following an investigation earlier this year 2008, Benedict Rogers, a human rights officer with Christian Solidarity Worldwide, reported appalling conditions in the country and among Burmese refugees.
"Burma continues to deteriorate into further political, human rights and humanitarian crises," Rogers writes. "Forced labor, rape, torture and the destruction of villages . . . continue to be perpetrated on a widespread and systematic basis."
Yet reports of this kind are met, at best, with empty proclamations by U.N. institutions charged with upholding human rights protections.
As anti-Americanism has become the raison d'etre of various U.N. member states, attempts by the United States to ratchet up international pressure against Burma have gone nowhere.
China and other human-rights abusers make sure that tough U.N. Security Council resolutions--an arms embargo, for example, or sanctions on banking transactions targeting top leaders--never see the light of day.
U.N. special rappateours, who have volumes to say about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanomo Bay, are mostly mute about the ethnic cleansing of the Karen and other indigenous groups.
The plight of tens of thousands of refugees, fleeing persecution and living in "severe and desperate poverty," receives almost no international attention.
The corrupt Human Rights Council--which confines most of its moral outrage to the state of Israel--has yet to unequivocally condemn Burma's chronic human-right atrocities.