Congressmen warn Presdt. Obama's administration not to lift sanctions --
The Congressmen are right.
The junta has done nothing positive and has increased in both income (from gas sales) and brutality.
The Obama administration can talk to spdc if it wants, but sanctions should not be lifted first.
Very soon, by 2010, the date of the "elections" that spdc is determined to push through, it will be evident enough that talking will have failed.
Sr. Gen. Than Shwe did not even see Mr Gambari, the UN envoy this time, when he saw Daw Suu, or Daw Suu saw him.
They could continue playing this game indefinitely -- the "constructive engagement people" are getting excited about nothing, as regards Burma.
They are thinking they can influence the Obama administration because they think it's a new administration, ideologically always in favor of "talking."