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Should Obama close down the School of the Americas?

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Should Obama close down the School of the Americas?

    

We have been subsidizing the training and promotion of assassins and dictators at Fort Benning in Georgia since the eighties, called the School of the Americas (now slyly re-named Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, a la Blackwater.)
The Honduran "coup" has the SOA's ugly pawprints all over it.
Isn't it high time Obama issued a signing statement to close down this abomination?

Yes, Obama should issue a signing statement to close down the SOA immediately
No, the SOA is necessary to protect our democracy, even if it trains dictators
Not Sure (please explain)

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Bia Winter is an Artist/Writer from Maine, and has been an activist and letter-writer since the 60's. In 2004 she received the Roger Baldwin Award from the Maine American Civil Liberties Union for furthering Democracy after she got a Resolution (more...)
 
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