The White House says it's happy with Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who secured the release of an American citizen sentenced to seven years of hard labor in a Burmese prison.

Webb was not representing the White House on his trip, and it was controversial with some human rights groups who don't think U.S. officials should be having any business with Burmese leaders.

Webb thinks the sanctions policy has been a failure, and that the U.S. should engage more with Burma.

-Ian Swanson