Aung San Suu Kyi was democratically elected in an election in 1990, but the Burmese Army nullified that election and instead, placed her under House Arrest.
It is amazing that the United States wanted to "liberalize" the Iraqi from Saddam, with a swift attack on Iraq; but for 19 years, only barked at Burma and not done anything more. No Oil in Burma, I guess?
Having said that, I would not condone a military action ala-Iraq to free Suu Kyi, particularly from a 3rd party force. Even though UN have taken steps to persuade the Burmese regime to let her go, but to no avail; usage of force to cause freedom should be the very last option.
In recent years, even the Buddhist Monks have risen and protested the Army Junta's treatment of Suu Kyi.
Despite that, I feel the Law (and not guns) should be used to bring the Generals of Burma to Justice for their misdeeds in Burma. Perhaps the International Court of Justice should (if possible) issue a warrant of arrest, to arrest the generals of the Burmese Army for Human Rights atrocities and the rape of Civil Liberty in Myanmar.
Today, Suu Kyi celebrates her 64th Birthday. Happy Birthday! As far as I am concern, you are the true leader of Burma, not some gun-trotting, imperialist army of that country