Obama plans to visit Myanmar during upcoming Asia trip, White House says
November 8th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
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Obama plans to visit Myanmar during upcoming Asia trip, White House says

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will travel to Myanmar, where he will meet with President Thein Sein and activist Aung San Suu Kyi, on a trip to Asia later this month, the White House said Thursday.

Obama will stop in Myanmar, also known as Burma, during a November 17-20 trip to "speak to civil society to encourage Burma's ongoing democratic transition," according to a news release.

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  1. just sayin

    vacation time!!!! cough up yet again american taxpayer.

    November 8, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  2. Jess

    Yes, Myanmar, that burning hot spot of international crisis. They must have a new resort that needs somebody to cut the ribbon. Oh well, I guess it has been a few months since Obama's last vacation. Wouldnt want to strain a muscle trying to fix that fiscal cliff stuff.

    November 8, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  3. Montykoolaid

    The purse strings belong to congress, it is in all honesty THEIR JOB to figure that out.

    Sore losers eh?

    November 8, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. Of course!

    Time to fire up Air Force One again and go globe trotting. Just too darn boring sitting in the Oval Office working on really important matters. Michelle going, too? But wait, she's busy planning her own trips, which I'm sure will be non-stop from now on. So who's surprised?

    November 8, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  5. The REAL Truth...

    @just sayin – vacation time!!!! cough up yet again american taxpayer.
    ------------------------------
    He's still not close to the 63 trips Dubya took to Crawford, TX in his last TWO yrs in residence !! LOL
    That's ONCE every 2 weeks!!!
    BWAHAHAHAHA!!

    November 8, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  6. just sayin

    >The REAL Truth...
    >@just sayin – vacation time!!!! cough up yet again american taxpayer.
    >----------
    >He's still not close to the 63 trips Dubya took to Crawford, TX in his last TWO yrs in residence !! LOL
    >That's ONCE every 2 weeks!!!

    so working from home a few hours away and away from the dc quagmire is the same as photo op vacation jaunts halfway across the planet? nice try.

    come on admit it. obama has no real interest in actually working at solving the problems the country faces. he just likes to talk about them in between vacations.

    November 8, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. cali girl

    Alright! It is about time the rightys show up, I was getting al little comcerned, the grief may be too much to handle.
    But still missinng Truth, myviews, four, valentina, fair, wired, Ind, udidntbuildthat, and all the other naysayers.
    guess they didn't like the fat lady singing, or they did count their chickens before they hatched.
    Say all you want about the President. America voted, so get over it.

    November 8, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. BLKMANinAmerica

    WOW that is hugh, such a good President so inclusive.

    November 8, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    cali girl

    Alright! It is about time the rightys show up, I was getting al little comcerned, the grief may be too much to handle.
    But still missinng Truth, myviews, four, valentina, fair, wired, Ind, udidntbuildthat, and all the other naysayers.
    guess they didn't like the fat lady singing, or they did count their chickens before they hatched.
    Say all you want about the President. America voted, so get over it
    -------------------------------------------------
    Go ahead babe crow on!!!
    I don't miss them, but I'm not beyond gloating about the complete, irrevocable, paralyzing, mind-numbing, butt whipping that WE delivered the Rethugs on behalf of our hard-working and well-deserving President.

    We told you we had your back Barack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 8, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  10. Tommy G

    He is probably going over there to apologize and to relinquish the Nobel Peace Prize, he was fraudulently given in 2009, to its rightful owner. If Obama had an ounce of integrity, he would do that.

    November 8, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  11. The REAL Truth...

    @just sayin – so working from home a few hours away and away from the dc quagmire is the same as photo op vacation jaunts halfway across the planet? nice try.

    come on admit it. Obama has no real interest in actually working at solving the problems the country faces. he just likes to talk about them in between vacations.
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    Nice try!! 63 trips halfway across the country does not equate to working from home. If it's away from the "dc quamire" why is Myanmar any different.. only further??
    Obama has been working the problems of this country since day 1. Problem is the Grand Obstructionist People did everything in their power to block it. His re-election indicates that the American people say thro all the bluster and blander from the right during the election, up to and including the ridiculous amount of money spent trying to oust him. The American people have spoken. Get over it!

    November 8, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  12. myviewis

    Hi cali girl – I've been posting my opinions, where were you???? You are correct, we'll have to get over it and keep going and not worry anymore what happens to our country. I hope the President enjoys his time away while everyone else is worrying about the Fiscal Cliff.

    November 8, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  13. Wake up People!

    Listen to the sore losers!!! Get over it, the American people spoke loudly and reelected our POTUS. This coming from the party that nominated the spoiled bully, WHO HASN'T HAD A JOB IN OVER 6 YEARS!

    Too hilarious!!!

    Looks like it's not Mittens and Missy Ann's turn........

    November 8, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. Let's Move Forward

    Well the haters are returning and this is exactly why you lost the Presidential Election, Senate and Congressional Seats. Mainstream America has simply had enough of the hate you display for other Americans. The people have spoken get over it and stop wallowing in hate.

    November 8, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F

    myopic view – Thank God Fox did not fire you. Glad you are back.

    November 8, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  16. kayla

    the silent majority have spoken. and i mean majority

    November 8, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |