There is quite simply a lot of brutality in politics in South America - on both sides.
Leftist thinkers presume that humans are so innately good that demonstrably evil behavior must be caused by some outside influence (aka scapegoat). This is IMO THE major flaw in Liberation Theology: the failure to acknowledge original sin and the resulting flaw present in ALL humans, not just the rich and/or powerful.
Thus, it cannot be that evil opportunists within South American militaries sometimes leap at the chance to improve their capabilities through US military training. Oh no. It must be that the US military is taking shiny innocent natives and brainwashing them into killing monsters.
Have monsters come out of the SOA? Quite probably. Were they CREATED there? I doubt it. How do the leftists propose that we diplomatically screen who we give training to in such national cooperative efforts? They don’t. They merely seek to impose a situation where we cease ALL military cooperation and fail to recognize that the consequences of THAT decision could result in WORSE political destabilization. Want to see the shallowness of such critics’ thinking? Ask them what they think of Che Guevara…:rolleyes: