March 15, 2002

[NEWS] - Human Rights Standards,

[NEWS] - Human Rights Standards, Not So Important in Columbian Military Aid - Bush is going to ask congress to start funnelling more money to the Columbian military and forget human rights.

The Bush administration plans to ask Congress next week to remove all restrictions on U.S. military aid to Colombia, including those that limit assistance to counter-narcotics efforts, impose human rights standards on the Colombian military and cap the number of U.S. military personnel in the country, administration and congressional sources said.

The whole thing is disturbing, but if the Columbian military has so much trouble adhering to human rights, why do we want to give them more weapons, more power and a longer leash?
Broader aid for Colombia sought / Administration wants Congress to lift limits on U.S. involvement

Posted by James at March 15, 2002 4:51 PM
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