Posts Tagged ‘bush’

Feliz Aniversário Presidente Bush

06/07/2014

Wishing President George W. Bush a very happy 68th birthday!

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10 anos da Guerra do Iraque – O Mundo Livre contra o totalitarismo islâmico – Jornais brasileiros 100 por cento deles apoiaram o Iraque

19/03/2013

Melhores fotos:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/03/18/the_10_most_iconic_photos_from_iraq_war#8

Nosso herói libertador e Homem do Século:

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Saúde e Tributo a um Estadista

08/02/2013

Esse grande homem que foi fiel como vice quando o Presidente Reagan estava no Hospital, hoje está com quase 90 anos e em um Hospital.
Salvou o mundo de uma crise do petróleo sem precedentes quando a assassino da Sadam Husseim invadiu o Kwait.
Dona Barbara também é uma mulher excepcional.

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Todos os livros dos Presidentes

26/07/2012

A Guide to Presidential Bestsellers

BY Rachel Arndt | November 1, 2010

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It’s pretty much a given that President George W. Bush’s Decision Points will hit The New York Times best-seller list. Presidents’ gracing the list is now as expected as writing a memoir in the first place.

Best Sellers in George Bush Biographies AMAZON

 
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In fact, every president since Lyndon B. Johnson has written a memoir, and every first lady since Lady Bird Johnson — except Pat Nixon — has penned her own story too. We pitted recent political couples against one another to let book buyers declare winners. Better get writing, Michelle.


Decision Points
By George W. Bush (2010)

My Life
By Bill Clinton (2004)Weeks on NYT Best-Seller List: 28,
reached No. 1

All The Best, George Bush
By George H. W. Bush (1999)Weeks on NYT Best-Seller List: 9,
peaked at No. 4

The Reagan Diaries
By Ronald Reagan (2007)Weeks on NYT Best-Seller List: 8,
reached No. 1
VS VS VS VS

Spoken From The Heart
By Laura Bush (2010)Weeks on NYT Best-Seller List: 12,
reached No. 1

Living History
By Hillary Clinton (2003)Weeks on NYT Best-Seller List: 17,
reached No. 1

Barbara Bush: A Memoir
By Barbara Bush (1994)Weeks on NYT Best-Seller List: 20,
reached No. 1

My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan
By Nancy Reagan (1989)Weeks on NYT Best-Seller List: 14,
reached No. 1

Reportagem: Série de reportagens especiais do The Washington Post sobre o Pentágano, a inteligência, os serviços secretos americanos, a espionagem fora do controle pós 11 de setembro, a herança de Bush para Obama

19/07/2010

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leia o especial: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/articles/a-hidden-world-growing-beyond-control/ 

A hidden world, growing beyond control

The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work. 

These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine. 

The investigation’s other findings include: * Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States. * An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances. * In Washington and the surrounding area, 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2001. Together they occupy the equivalent of almost three Pentagons or 22 U.S. Capitol buildings – about 17 million square feet of space. 

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o inimigo número 1 da liberdade pode estar morto – no apagar das luzes de George Bush – Fidel morreu – morre fidel –

17/01/2009

 edição do Notalatina de hoje traz dois importantes avisos mas antes necessito fazer alguns comentários a respeito de dois fatos: um, sobre o estado de saúde do Abutre do Caribe, Fidel Castro, e outro sobre o criminoso “refúgio político” concedido pelo Brasil ao terrorista assassino Cesare Battisti.

Ontem o “Soy Latinoamericana” publicou uma matéria do diário argentino “Urgente24” em que se especulava acerca da piora da saúde do ditador Castro, havendo mesmo quem chegasse a sugerir que ele já havia morrido. Pois bem. Já tarde da noite recebi uma nota de “La Voz de Cuba Libre” que reproduzo na íntegra:

“Há rumores de que Fidel Castro morreu no dia de ontem (13), porém o Comitê Central do Partido decidiu demorar com a notícia até depois da tomada de posse do novo presidente dos Estados Unidos no próximo dia 20. Isto talvez seja possivelmente para não ofuscar tal tomada de posse, assim como dar a oportunidade ao novo presidente de enviar uma nota de condolências que sirva para suavizar a abertura, já programada, das novas relações entre ambos os governos”

Faz sentido, uma vez que tanto Raúl quanto Fidel, ou mesmo o ministro de Relações Exteriores, Felipe Pérez Roque, sempre deixaram muito claro seu entusiasmo pelo farsante moleque muçulmano, como de resto toda a comunalha mundial. Como eles odeiam Bush, não iam permitir que ele encerrasse seu governo com essa notícia tão auspiciosa.

E também ontem eu recebi do velho amigo cubano Luis Grave de Peralta Morell, autor do magnífico livro “La Mafia de La Habana” (que traduzi mas continua inédito no Brasil por absoluta falta de interesse das editoras brasileiras em desvelar ao público todo o horror, miséria, crimes – inclusive de narcotráfico – cometidos pela Nomenklatura cubana), dois vídeos muito bons, feitos no Youtube por ele, de músicas do grupo de rock “Porno para Ricardo”. O primeiro chama-se “Porno para Fidel” e o segundo “El Coma Andante”. Gracias, Luis! Vale a pena ouvir!

O segundo comentário é sobre esta aberração – mais uma! – cometida pelo governo terrorista brasileiro, ao conceder asilo político a um criminoso condenado à prisão perpétua. Hoje li uma matéria no jornal italiano “República”, onde o filho de uma das vítimas critica severamente a atitude do Brasil dizendo que se sentiu “profundamente ferido com a decisão da justiça brasileira”. É incompreensível para qualquer pessoa que não tenha a mente doente e deformada onde pelos “kamaradas” se faz tudo, se perdoa tudo, muda-se até as leis. Vale a pena conferir a matéria, bem como o vídeo da entrevista de Adriano Sabbadin, o filho de Lino, assassinado friamente em 16 de fevereiro de 1979. Segundo Sabbadin, seu pai já estava morto sob uma poça de sangue no chão quando Battisti lhe desferiu mais um tiro de misericórdia.

Vale a pena recordar o pendor para o mal, o empenho em transformar o Brasil em refúgio de criminosos, terroristas e marginais de toda espécie, em detrimento daqueles que não rezam pelo credo vermelho. No início do ano passado dois militares uruguaios perseguidos pela justiça daquele país fugiram para o Brasil e solicitaram asilo político. Lá eles estavam sendo acusados de “crimes de tortura” durante a repressão ao terrorismo dos anos 70 e o que fez o governo brasileiro? Mais que rapidamente os extraditou e colocou no colo da Justiça uruguaia. O mesmo se repetiu com os boxeadores cubanos, pois o que importa a este governo comunista brasileiro não é fazer justiça mas justiçamento, palavra tão cara a Herr Tarso Genro, “Estela”, “Geraldo”, Minc, Franklin. O que “seu” Lula parece esquecer é que “a inútil” agora possui cidadania italiana, bem como seus filhos. Esqueceu o respeito pela vasta, alegre e generosa colônia italiana do Brasil, das excelentes relações diplomáticas entre os dois países e as conseqüências dramáticas que esta ignomínia pode acarretar. Penso que era o caso de a Itália romper relações diplomáticas com o Brasil, pois este crime não tem perdão.

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Agora os avisos. Na última edição do Notalatina eu apresentei a série de vídeos da palestra que o ex-agente do KGB, Yuri Bezmenov ofereceu em uma universidade de Los Angeles em 1983. Agora o “Cavaleiro do Templo” está disponibilizando a palestra completa em DVD, com legendas em português. Os interessados devem escrever para o e-mail cavaleiro@cavaleirodotemplo.com.br e fazer a solicitação. O preço será conhecido através da troca de mensagens. Aqueles que desejarem uma versão de qualidade melhor devem procurar o autor, David Carvalho, das seguintes maneiras: através do YouTube em www.youtube.com/hermitcleric; pelo e-mail hermitcleric@gmail.com ou pelos Correios, através deste endereço:

David B. Carvalho
CX. POSTAL 4023
CEP: 31250-970
Belo Horizonte – MG

O segundo aviso, importantíssimo, é sobre o curso de Filosofia que o Profº Olavo de Carvalho vai oferecer de 27 de abril a 02 de maio em Colonial Heights, Virginia, Estados Unidos. Segue abaixo a apresentação e programa do curso. Divulguem para os seus contatos, pois estes dados são importantíssimos para quem deseja acompanhar o curso “Introdução à Filosofia de Eric Voegelin”. Fiquem com Deus e até a próxima!

Comentários e tradução: G. Salgueiro

Estadista George Bush se despede, salve o 43th presidente

16/01/2009
President George W. Bush’s Farewell
Address to the Nation

East Room, The White House
Washington, DC
January 15, 2009

8:01 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Fellow citizens: For eight years, it has been my honor to serve as your President. The first decade of this new century has been a period of consequence — a time set apart. Tonight, with a thankful heart, I have asked for a final opportunity to share some thoughts on the journey that we have traveled together, and the future of our nation.

Five days from now, the world will witness the vitality of American democracy. In a tradition dating back to our founding, the presidency will pass to a successor chosen by you, the American people. Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose history reflects the enduring promise of our land. This is a moment of hope and pride for our whole nation. And I join all Americans in offering best wishes to President-Elect Obama, his wife Michelle, and their two beautiful girls.

Tonight I am filled with gratitude — to Vice President Cheney and members of my administration; to Laura, who brought joy to this house and love to my life; to our wonderful daughters, Barbara and Jenna; to my parents, whose examples have provided strength for a lifetime. And above all, I thank the American people for the trust you have given me. I thank you for the prayers that have lifted my spirits. And I thank you for the countless acts of courage, generosity, and grace that I have witnessed these past eight years.

This evening, my thoughts return to the first night I addressed you from this house — September the 11th, 2001. That morning, terrorists took nearly 3,000 lives in the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor. I remember standing in the rubble of the World Trade Center three days later, surrounded by rescuers who had been working around the clock. I remember talking to brave souls who charged through smoke-filled corridors at the Pentagon, and to husbands and wives whose loved ones became heroes aboard Flight 93. I remember Arlene Howard, who gave me her fallen son’s police shield as a reminder of all that was lost. And I still carry his badge.

As the years passed, most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11. But I never did. Every morning, I received a briefing on the threats to our nation. I vowed to do everything in my power to keep us safe.

Over the past seven years, a new Department of Homeland Security has been created. The military, the intelligence community, and the FBI have been transformed. Our nation is equipped with new tools to monitor the terrorists’ movements, freeze their finances, and break up their plots. And with strong allies at our side, we have taken the fight to the terrorists and those who support them. Afghanistan has gone from a nation where the Taliban harbored al Qaeda and stoned women in the streets to a young democracy that is fighting terror and encouraging girls to go to school. Iraq has gone from a brutal dictatorship and a sworn enemy of America to an Arab democracy at the heart of the Middle East and a friend of the United States.

There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil. This is a tribute to those who toil night and day to keep us safe — law enforcement officers, intelligence analysts, homeland security and diplomatic personnel, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Our nation is blessed to have citizens who volunteer to defend us in this time of danger. I have cherished meeting these selfless patriots and their families. And America owes you a debt of gratitude. And to all our men and women in uniform listening tonight: There has been no higher honor than serving as your Commander-in-Chief.

The battles waged by our troops are part of a broader struggle between two dramatically different systems. Under one, a small band of fanatics demands total obedience to an oppressive ideology, condemns women to subservience, and marks unbelievers for murder. The other system is based on the conviction that freedom is the universal gift of Almighty God, and that liberty and justice light the path to peace.

This is the belief that gave birth to our nation. And in the long run, advancing this belief is the only practical way to protect our citizens. When people live in freedom, they do not willingly choose leaders who pursue campaigns of terror. When people have hope in the future, they will not cede their lives to violence and extremism. So around the world, America is promoting human liberty, human rights, and human dignity. We’re standing with dissidents and young democracies, providing AIDS medicine to dying patients –- to bring dying patients back to life, and sparing mothers and babies from malaria. And this great republic born alone in liberty is leading the world toward a new age when freedom belongs to all nations.

For eight years, we‘ve also strived to expand opportunity and hope here at home. Across our country, students are rising to meet higher standards in public schools. A new Medicare prescription drug benefit is bringing peace of mind to seniors and the disabled. Every taxpayer pays lower income taxes. The addicted and suffering are finding new hope through faith-based programs. Vulnerable human life is better protected. Funding for our veterans has nearly doubled. America’s air and water and lands are measurably cleaner. And the federal bench includes wise new members like Justice Sam Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.

When challenges to our prosperity emerged, we rose to meet them. Facing the prospect of a financial collapse, we took decisive measures to safeguard our economy. These are very tough times for hardworking families, but the toll would be far worse if we had not acted. All Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth. We will show the world once again the resilience of America’s free enterprise system.

Like all who have held this office before me, I have experienced setbacks. There are things I would do differently if given the chance. Yet I’ve always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some of the tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.

The decades ahead will bring more hard choices for our country, and there are some guiding principles that should shape our course.

While our nation is safer than it was seven years ago, the gravest threat to our people remains another terrorist attack. Our enemies are patient, and determined to strike again. America did nothing to seek or deserve this conflict. But we have been given solemn responsibilities, and we must meet them. We must resist complacency. We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.

At the same time, we must continue to engage the world with confidence and clear purpose. In the face of threats from abroad, it can be tempting to seek comfort by turning inward. But we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism. Retreating behind our borders would only invite danger. In the 21st century, security and prosperity at home depend on the expansion of liberty abroad. If America does not lead the cause of freedom, that cause will not be led.

As we address these challenges — and others we cannot foresee tonight — America must maintain our moral clarity. I’ve often spoken to you about good and evil, and this has made some uncomfortable. But good and evil are present in this world, and between the two of them there can be no compromise. Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere. Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. This nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth. We must always be willing to act in their defense — and to advance the cause of peace.

President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” As I leave the house he occupied two centuries ago, I share that optimism. America is a young country, full of vitality, constantly growing and renewing itself. And even in the toughest times, we lift our eyes to the broad horizon ahead.

I have confidence in the promise of America because I know the character of our people. This is a nation that inspires immigrants to risk everything for the dream of freedom. This is a nation where citizens show calm in times of danger, and compassion in the face of suffering. We see examples of America’s character all around us. And Laura and I have invited some of them to join us in the White House this evening.

We see America’s character in Dr. Tony Recasner, a principal who opened a new charter school from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina. We see it in Julio Medina, a former inmate who leads a faith-based program to help prisoners returning to society. We’ve seen it in Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade, who charged into an ambush in Iraq and rescued three of his fellow Marines.

We see America’s character in Bill Krissoff — a surgeon from California. His son, Nathan — a Marine — gave his life in Iraq. When I met Dr. Krissoff and his family, he delivered some surprising news: He told me he wanted to join the Navy Medical Corps in honor of his son. This good man was 60 years old — 18 years above the age limit. But his petition for a waiver was granted, and for the past year he has trained in battlefield medicine. Lieutenant Commander Krissoff could not be here tonight, because he will soon deploy to Iraq, where he will help save America’s wounded warriors — and uphold the legacy of his fallen son.

In citizens like these, we see the best of our country – resilient and hopeful, caring and strong. These virtues give me an unshakable faith in America. We have faced danger and trial, and there’s more ahead. But with the courage of our people and confidence in our ideals, this great nation will never tire, never falter, and never fail.

It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as your President. There have been good days and tough days. But every day I have been inspired by the greatness of our country, and uplifted by the goodness of our people. I have been blessed to represent this nation we love. And I will always be honored to carry a title that means more to me than any other – citizen of the United States of America.

And so, my fellow Americans, for the final time: Good night. May God bless this house and our next President. And may God bless you and our wonderful country. Thank you. (Applause.)

END 8:14 P.M. EST

Nova era, nova ordem, seitas, bush,

01/01/2009

http://www.propagandamatrix.com/articles/july2008/071108_bohemian_grove.htm

Outgoing President George W. Bush and both of his presumptive replacements John McCain and Barack Obama are rumored to be in attendance at this year’s Bohemian Grove gathering, an annual get-together of the global elite staged inside a sprawling forest encampment which kicks off tonight and runs until July 27.

Bohemian Grove is a 136-year-old all-male encampment complete with restaurants, bars, stages and lodges, which caters to around 2,000 members of the global elite along with Californian hoi polloi on a yearly basis in July. The camp is set within a 2,700 acre secluded forest replete with giant redwood trees.

Former attendees include Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, who both went on to become President, as well as regulars like Henry Kissinger, Alan Greenspan, David Rockefeller, Colin Powell, as well as George W. Bush and his father.

In 2000 radio host and film maker Alex Jones infiltrated the gathering and caught exclusive video footage of a bizarre mock human sacrifice ritual, known as “the cremation of care”, under a 40 foot stone owl that the members refer to as Molech.

Attendees dress up like Klan members in hooded robes and perform druidic pagan ceremonies to mark the spectacular finale of the event.

In 2004, The New York Post reported that top gay porn star Chad Savage was hired by the Grove to “service” its members during the event and “attend to their every need”.

“When they’re not listening to policy speeches, “Bohos” are known to urinate freely in the redwoods and perform mock-druidic rituals that revolve around a 40-foot-tall stone owl. In one ritual, called “Cremation of Care,” members wearing red-hooded robes cremate a coffin effigy of “Dull Care” at the base of the owl altar,” the report stated.

Homosexual orgies are known to be part of the festivities enjoyed by the predominately “Christian conservative” leaders who go there. Former attendee Richard Nixon once referred to the Grove as, “the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine.”

A reader who got a summer job working at the Grove in 2005, Chris Jones, told us that he was regularly propositioned for sex by the old men attending the encampment and asked if he “slept around” and wanted to have some fun.

Jones was later sentenced to three years in jail by California authorities for simply showing a tape of his visit to minors.

However, the media’s attitude to hundreds of powerbrokers attending an event at which the Manhattan Project was known to have been born, while frolicking around dressed up as women pissing up trees and having gay sex, has been sophomoric to say the least.

One such hit piece in the Sacramento News & Review, which ties the Grove as well as public organizations such as the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission with shape-shifting reptoid conspiracies, is useful for only one piece of information – the claim that Presidential hopeful John McCain may be attending this year’s gathering.

George W. Bush and his father give a lakeside talk at Bohemian Grove in this photo from the Grove’s annual yearbook.

In addition, according to an Arizona Daily Star report about a different subject, President Bush’s schedule for next week has not been released, meaning Bush, a regular attendee with his father to Bohemian Grove in past years, could be set to make a visit at some point to mark the last year of his presidency.

Tellingly, both McCain and Democratic candidate Barack Obama will be in California from Saturday to Tuesday, during which time both candidates are scheduled to speak at the National Council of La Raza, a racist Mexican separatist group that advocates a violent overthrow of the southwestern U.S. states.

Their schedule puts them in the perfect location to enjoy a night at the Grove this weekend.

Two years ago we were able to accurately surmise then British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s visit to the Grove, which coincided with a visit to San Francisco where he met with powerbrokers.

Thus far, there has only been one other mainstream report concerning the event, an article entitled Power brokers due at Bohemian Grove, appearing in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, a local paper that routinely covers the gathering.

“Critics, who until recent years mounted protests outside its gates, say the gatherings serve as strategy sessions for a New World Order operating outside democratic institutions,” states the article.

“Most critics raise the specter of national policy with global implications coming from behind the gates of an exclusive, closed-door gathering of largely conservative, wealthy white men.”

http://www.propagandamatrix.com/articles/july2008/071108_bohemian_grove.htm

George W Bush entrevista CNN manda recado a Barack Obama

12/11/2008

CNN: I have heard you say many times in the past: “I don’t look at polls. I like to do what I want to do.” The polling — are up and down, all over the map. Do you ever get disappointed? Does it make you feel a certain way?

Bush: I think a president who tries to be popular is a president who could fail the country. And I remind people popularity is fleeting. Principles are forever. And there’ve been times when I’ve been popular and times when I haven’t been popular. But the job of the president is to make good, tough decisions based upon solid principles that are etched in his soul. I know there’s this kind of preoccupation by some by popularity polls, but for me they’re just moments, they come and go. But what doesn’t change [is] what you believe and can you defend those beliefs. And I assure you, as president of the United States you better have a core set of beliefs, because a lot of people are watching you and they are trying to determine where America will stand. A lot of people inside the White House, they are trying to determine whether this person is going to be making decisions based upon core principles or whether the person is going to be all over the map trying to chase popularity.

Se isso nao foi um recado direto para o Obama…he better watch out!!

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/11/bush.transcript/index.html

vítimas do comunismo direitos humanos exilados Presidente George Bush se reune com perseguidos políticos do mundo inteiro

24/09/2008

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/09/20080923-13.html

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 23, 2008

President and Mrs. Bush Meet with Dissidents
Governors Island
New York

 1:32 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I and Secretary Rice and members of my administration have just had a wonderful lunch with democracy leaders, human rights activists, courageous men and women who have stood strong for freedom. I assured them that this government, my government, believes in the universality of freedom. We believe there’s an Almighty, and a gift of that Almighty to every man, woman and child is freedom.

 They inspire us. Here in America , we have an obligation to help others realize the blessings of liberty. They have been on the front lines of securing liberty. And so we want to thank you very much for your courage. We thank you for your set of beliefs that remain strong. Thank you for taking time to be with us today. And you might want to say something.

MRS. BUSH: Well, I just wanted to add one thing. I’ve been inspired by the stories that I’ve heard from everyone here. Some people that are here have already seen the results of their democracy, their actions for democracy, and are now — live in countries where democracy is the rule of law in those countries. And so we feel encouraged by their stories.

But I wanted to mention particularly today the man standing beside me from Burma. He’s one of the Burmese monks that’s a refugee here now. It was almost a year ago exactly that the Burmese monks and many, many citizens of Burma turned out to protest in a peaceful protest — to protest a rise in gasoline prices that were done by the government.

The government put this uprising down with great brutality. Many, many people were arrested, including many monks. Many dissidents and protestors had to go into hiding. Just recently the Burmese government has arrested one of the Generation 88, a female, Nilar Thein. She’s now in prison. We all know the Burmese government has kept Aung San Suu Kyi in prison or house arrest for almost all of the last 18 years.

I want to urge all the neighbors of Burma — China and India and other neighbors — to continue trying to talk to the Burmese General, Than Shwe, to see if he can’t do what all the world, the international community wants him to do, and that is start respecting the rights of the people of Burma; start a real dialogue for a transition to democracy; talk with the opposition leaders, the people from the National League of Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, with all the ethnic groups — bring everyone to the table so that the country can start to rebuild and be the country that the people of Burma want.

I met refugees on the Thai border when the President and I were just in Thailand — Burmese refugees. These are refugees who want to go home, who want to move back to Burma, and live a life with their rights protected. And one of these refugees is U Kovida, who has had to come to the United States rather than be able to stay there.

I don’t know if you want to say anything.
 U KOVIDA: Thank you very much for inviting me here. This is really a nice day and my friends — discussion with many people. In Burma, many (inaudible) people a lot. We all need human rights, all the world’s people, because we are all human. So if — when people, there’s no human rights, there’s no people and there’s no human. So I hope so — I hope that we all — international community need to help the Burmese people, and I hope to get help to others — international community and the U.S. and the European country. And I hope we can change the government some without weapon in Burma and Tibet and other ((inaudible) countries, so around the world we all need peace for change without weapon. Thank you very much.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, all. Thanks.

MRS. BUSH: Thank you, all.

END 1:37 P.M. EDT