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Oct 6, 2005 6:55 pm


BURMESE JUNTA USES POETRY AGAINST HAVEL AND TUTU



Vaclav Havel and Desmond Tutu teamed to focus attention called on the UN to act on Burma's dismal record. Nice try though this call for intervention does enjoy leftist support.

In any case, the Junta responded in verse as well as prose (FT):

If recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize/ Are discovered as working to destroy a nation/ And clearly discerned by Alfred/He surely will turn in his grave/ Remorseful that what he had/ initiated and established/ Had gone wrong/ He would only lament regretfully.




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