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Purging Colombia's army of bad soldiers

Oct.31 -- Our Opinion: No reason for the United States to abandon its friend and ally.The report this week by Amnesty International is a disturbing account of a failure of Colombia's government to protect its citizens and control renegade elements within the military.

Purging Colombia's army of bad soldiers

President Alvaro Uribe's quick dismissal of 27 army officers -- including three generals and 11 colonels -- was a reassuring signal of the government's determination to pursue abusers and rid the military of rogue elements. The Bush administration should monitor the situation closely, but it would be premature and counterproductive to agree to Amnesty's demand that the United States suspend military aid to Colombia.

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