Kony 2012

There’s a push to get Joseph Kony famous for 2012 in the hopes of finally capturing him. The group Invisible Children has put together a video talking about their plan:

They make a bit of a misstatement–they say that President Obama’s mission is the first time this has been done, but President Bush also sent troops to help stop Kony and that didn’t end well which is why I was a bit ambivalent about the mission. It would, of course, be great if Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army became history. We should all be willing to help.

As an aside, Rush Limbaugh is still suffering a backlash from his latest idiotic statements. It’s a bit of justice for his history–for example he complained that Obama was sending troops to Uganda to go after the LRA:

Lord’s Resistance Army objectives. I have them here. “To remove dictatorship and stop the oppression of our people.” Now, again Lord’s Resistance Army is who Obama sent troops to help nations wipe out. The objectives of the Lord’s Resistance Army, what they’re trying to accomplish with their military action in these countries is the following: “To remove dictatorship and stop the oppression of our people; to fight for the immediate restoration of the competitive multiparty democracy in Uganda; to see an end to gross violation of human rights and dignity of Ugandans; to ensure the restoration of peace and security in Uganda, to ensure unity, sovereignty, and economic prosperity beneficial to all Ugandans, and to bring to an end the repressive policy of deliberate marginalization of groups of people who may not agree with the LRA ideology.” Those are the objectives of the group that we are fighting, or who are being fought and we are joining in the effort to remove them from the battlefield.

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