One of the most disengenuous, craven and brainless examples of "Obama be against it so we be for it," is Rush Limbaugh's knee jerk opposition to Obama sending US military trainers to Uganda to help shut down the Lord's Resistance Army, a brutal crypto-Christian band of thugs.
(photo: Joseph Kony)
Under the headline: “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians.” The transcript reads,
"So that’s a new war, folks, a hundred troops to wipe out Christians in Sudan, Uganda and – (interruption) no, I’m not kidding.”
"The Lord's Resistance Army are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan. And Obama has sent troops, United States troops! to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them."
We have a natural aversion and distrust for anyone who calls themselves "The Lord's" anything, but if the big, fat liar had used the google machine he might have learned that the LRA has been called, a “notorious and brutal death cult” by Foreign Policy magazine.
The LRA leader, Joseph Kony, has been accused of war crimes and is wanted by the International Criminal Court. In recent years, he's dropped any pretense of a political agenda and his marauding troops have crossed the Ugandan and central African hinterlands raping, killing and maiming the innocent citizenry.
It's a movement based on religion and brutality, Kony is a self-styled mystic and prophet, and like Limbaugh claims to be fighting on orders from God. Kony wants to establish theocratic rule based on the Biblical Ten Commandments.
Foreign Policy’s website reported Oct. 15, that Graeme Wood of the Atlantic once wrote: “An American diplomat in [the Central African Republic] compared the group to the Manson family, but given that the LRA has killed 12,000 people, the comparison is self-evidently unfair to Manson.”
We're distrustful of any new incursion in a far off land, and we were surprised at first glance that Limbaugh accused Obama of “invading” Uganda. But of course it's not ingenuous, Rush's isolationism is pure politics. The politics of "I hate Obama."
Jesus, Rush: when did you get all isolationist on us? You were such a quiet little neoconservative when George Bush was declaring war on Iraq and tooling up for what turned out to be 9 years of the most dubious, costly and probably futile wars in history.