July 22, 2014

Shooting an Elephant in Burma

Shannon Gormley, Ottawa Citizen

AP Photo

Just as Burma posed a threat to the British colonial psyche in the last century, it poses one to the United States and allies today. But the Obama administration isn’t saving its pride by shooting an elephant. It’s saving its pride by pretending that, although an elephant may be misbehaving, it isn’t on a deadly rampage at all.

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TAGGED: Burma, Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, Barack Obama, United States

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