Re Rep.-elect Dana Rohrabacher's visit to Burma:
Rohrabacher did not enter Burma illegally. That portion of Burma known as Kawthoolei, the liberated state under the jurisdiction of the Karen National Union, requires no visas and is beyond the reach of Dictator Ne Win's tyrannical writ.
I commend Rohrabacher for taking the initiative to see for himself the other side of the 40-year-old civil war in Burma in which the Karens, Kachins, Shans, Karennis, Mons and now the students and others have been struggling for freedom and democracy.
The stuffed shirts at the State Department might be better served if they followed Rohrabacher instead of branding all the dissidents as opium-growing scofflaws. Kudos to Rohrabacher.