Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Seriously: It's Time to Shut Down the School of the Assassins

Once again, US Rep. James P. McGovern is trying to push through federal legislation that will close the notorious School of the Americas (renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or WHINSEC, in a clumsy bureaucratic attempt to salvage its reputation). The School of the Americas, located at Georgia's Fort Benning, has been training thugs for a couple of generations now in the fine art of "enhanced interrogation." Its graduates have gone on to man death squads and torture teams throughout Central and South America, and now the Middle East.
Please click here to send your congressperson a letter urging him or her to support McGovern's latest effort to close down this horrible place. Its existence is just one more example of state-sponsored--and tax-funded--torture.