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You Know Burma’s “Elections” Are a Sham When…

November 8th, 2010 - 8:06 pm

… a delegation of “election observers” is led by the ambassador of North Korea.

I’m not kidding. Burma held “elections” this past Sunday, and tucked near the end of a news story on this process, in a piece carried by the Washington Post, is this priceless bit of informaton:

“A group of diplomats invited by the government to observe the process in the central city of Mandalay was led by the North Korean ambassador.”

As poll observers go, that’s a group that makes even Jimmy Carter look good. You can read a lot more detail about the sham of these “elections” in the story linked above. But if you want a memorable item that sums up not only what’s wrong in Burma, but how the old Axis of Evil is developing a whole new set of spokes, this cuts straight to the bottom line.

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