US Westpoint cadets left, Bolivian indigenous cadets right
Obama in December at Westpoint anouncing 30,000 troop "surge" in Afghanistan:
America -- we are passing through a time of great trial. And the message that we send in the midst of these storms must be clear: that our cause is just, our resolve unwavering. We will go forward with the confidence that right makes might, and with the commitment to forge an America that is safer, a world that is more secure, and a future that represents not the deepest of fears but the highest of hopes.
Evo Morales in February at the Bolivian military academy announcing the decolonization of military instruction and practices:
Nations in the path of development are in danger because "the empire raises its arms of war against the peoples [of the world] to irrationally exploit natural resources", warned president Evo Morales Wednesday.
"The installation of military bases by the United States in Latin America is capitalist aggression", he said referring to the presence of thousands of soldiers in Colombia with the argument of "cooperation" in the war on drugs and terrorism.