So today there's an advert on the campus listserv for a speaker critical of the School of the Americas (now the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
. The speaker's visit is sponsored by "Pax Christi
St. Cloud, Campus Ministry of the College of Saint Benedict, and Benedictines for Peace." Funny; if I say Merry Christmas on the listserv I'm insensitive, but leftists can advertise for things happening in a monastery.
This woman who is speaking is a member of the School of the Americas Watch
. They protest the use of the WHISC to train Latin American military and police. I have some sympathy for them, but consider this: If it was School of the Middle East, training soldiers to look out and fight for Islamoterrorists, do you think the message of the SOAW would be any different? No, me neither.