Sunday, September 21, 2003

Bush Okay With Some Terrorism

'A Colombian proposal to amnesty leaders of right-wing paramilitary groups responsible for some of the worst massacres of the country's decades-long civil war has been strongly assailed by a major U.S. human-rights researcher. In a release issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW), Robin Kirk, the author of More Terrible Than Death: Massacres, Drugs and America's War in Colombia, called on the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to cut off aid to the South American country if the proposal is adopted.

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The Bush administration, Uribe's biggest foreign booster, has not commented publicly on the proposal, but the New York Times reported Monday that it had provided advice to Bogotá on drafting legislation that would implement the scheme's main components.'

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