Sunday, October 16, 2011

They Killed to Earn Their Living and to Help Out the Congolese

Out of Iraq, into Uganda?

US President Barack Obama said he is sending 100 combat troops to central Africa to help and advise forces battling the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels accused of gross human rights abuses.

"These forces will act as advisers to partner forces that have the goal of removing from the battlefield Joseph Kony and other senior leadership of the LRA," Obama said on Friday, but warned they would not lead the fighting themselves.

The mostly special operations forces could deploy in Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of the Congo, subject to approval of regional governments, Obama said in a message to Congress.

I have no idea why this story makes me think of this song. None at all:


Chuckwagon Boy said...

I don't get this decision by Obama. He decried Bush for sending troops into war and yet he has now done it in Libya and the Congo, but says attacking a sovereign nation is not war.

CousinDan 54915 said...

More Wag the Dog.

Mr. D said...

I think my cousin Dan has explained it pretty well, CB. Especially the latest adventure.

Night Writer said...

Obama heard the burst of Roland's Thompson Gun and bought it.

He also might have been reading that even a headless Thompson gunner is outpolling him.

But let's see if we can get this straight: the president that ran on ending reckless foreign entanglements with obscure objectives has continued the reckless, obscure entanglements of his predecessor and launched two of his own. The president who has taken, reportedly, more Wall Street money than any other in history now endorses the Occupy Wall Street urchins.

If a pollster asks me to choose between Obama and Roland I'd be hard-pressed to decide which of the two had more brains. At least Roland got the job done. Aw, hell, if you need me I'll be in Mombassa, drinking gin.