Myanmar Suu Kyi's Pragmatism

December 1, 2012 - 3:33 AM
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 file photo, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, second right, listens to a Buddhist monk who suffered from burn injuries when security forces cracked down protesters camping at a military-backed copper mine, during her visit to a hospital in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar. For Suu Kyi the democracy activist, the 25-year struggle against Myanmar's former army rulers was a largely black-and-white affair - a clear fight for freedom against one of the world's most oppressive regimes. But Suu Kyi the elected lawmaker is finding it a lot more difficult to pick her battles, and she's a lot more pragmatic when she does. (AP Photo/File)