In my father’s archives there is press coverage of Richard Nixon visiting Burma in 1953. In fact, he stopped by the Burma America Institute my father started and somewhere I have a great picture of him entering my father’s office.
Nixon was last Vice President to come to Burma and no sitting President ever has. Until tomorrow, and with a little help from some friends, I managed to get a ticket to tomorrow when Obama is speaking here in Rangoon.
Just more great coincidence on the journey.