Saturday, October 15, 2011

Uganda Welcomes U.S. Troops

The decision to send 100 U.S. combat troops to Uganda - in accordance with The LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 - passed in March 2010, to hunt down LRA leader Joseph Kony and train Ugandan soldiers might have caught Americans off-guard, but Ugandan officials are quite pleased.

Uganda said Saturday it welcomed US combat troops to help its forces battle the Lord's Resistance Army, a brutal rebel force whose leaders are international war-crime fugitives.
"We welcome this gesture -- it has been well overdue," said Uganda's acting foreign minister Henry Okello Oryem.
United States troops will not be fighting the LRA, except in self defense, but we will be using our intelligence assets to track down the leader, who is responsible for unimaginable crimes against innocents in Uganda and neighboring countries, and hopefully defeat his terrorist organization.

I support this action by the United States government and hope some of our allies, particularly Great Britain or France, join in our efforts to defeat Kony's terrorist organization that has wrecked havoc in Africa for two decades.

What say you?

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