The world may be weary of stories of atrocities with constant accounts of man's inhumanity to man in the media. But recent events in Burma demand the attention and definitive action from the international community.
The U.S. and other nations must apply diplomatic pressure to ensure that Myanmar provides healthcare, education, sanitation, and other social services for all its civilians, equally -- regardless of ethnicity.
When a senior U.S. leader visits a foreign country that has been previously vilified, the visit acts as an informal endorsement of that government. Is that the message we want to send the brutal regime in Burma?
I imagine everything we do is based on a feeling, and on that day it all became clear for me. These children were going about their day in poverty - but happy - and their indifference to their need struck me. I no longer saw "global poverty" as a Sally Struthers infomercial that made