Millions still need her. But her release should not be the focal point of US policy toward the junta.
Halfway to President Obama’s deadline, basic aspects of the closure are undecided.
In public speeches and back-room arm-twisting, the president is still pushing to have a bill done as soon as possible. But his real deadline is the end of the year.
During her visit to India, Secretary of State Clinton also announced that Prime Minister Singh will make the first state visit under Obama.
Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that a plan to bring federal spending into balance would have ‘considerable near-term economic benefits,’ such as lower interest rates.