With or Without Laura Bush
Monks Allowed Past Suu Kyi's House
The Associated Press Saturday, September 22, 2007; 9:29 AM
YANGON, Myanmar -- The wave of anti-government demonstrations sweeping Myanmar touched the doorstep of democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday as Buddhist monks marched past her home and said they were greeted by the detained political leader.
The encounter, described by a monk to a crowd of anti-government protesters and confirmed by several witnesses, ties together a month-long movement of protest against the ruling military's economic policies with the country's decades-old uphill struggle for democracy.
Aung San Suu Kyi will ascend to the presidency she won 18 years ago.
A woman of conscience to whom Vaclav Havel (then Czech President) deferred his Nobel Peace Prize, she will arrive at the presidency because of the Buddhist monks who march in her honor.
The military dictatorship in Myanmar (Burma) is not vulnera…