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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:52 PM
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Bush considering Salvador option to pacify Iraq
From the Colorado Daily

Newsweek's Michael Hirsh and John Barry just wrote an article (Jan. 8, 2005) about how the Bush administration is considering "the Salvador option" to pacify Iraq.

"What everyone agrees is that we can't just go on as we are," one senior military officer told "Newsweek." "We have to find a way to take the offensive against the insurgents. Right now, we are playing defense. And we are losing."

In a similar situation in Central America, the U.S. government funded governments who institutionalized terror in the form of death squads practicing torture and murder.

Hirsh and Barry noted that John Negroponte - G2's-appointed U.S. ambassador to Iraq - was Reagan's ambassador to Honduras during the time that the US government trained Salvadoran surrogates to "hunt down and kill rebel leaders and sympathizers."

As a child in the 1950s - I'd lived in El Salvador in 1954 and 1958 - I learned that the Nazis had been evil incarnate and that their crimes were an impermissible horror.

In school we were taught that the United States and its WW II allies had ensured that such crimes could never happen again by putting Nazis on trial in the German city of Nuremberg war criminals and by establishing of a new body of international law based on the "Nuremberg principles."

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The article goes on to describe the Nuremberg principles. The article begins odly with a local issue, which isn't relevant.

The article concludes:
"For the next week all the politicians will be trying to associate themselves with the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. What do you suppose MLK would've said about the Salvador Option?"

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