Monday, October 14, 2002

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.