The President Nobel strikes again:
President Barack Obama said on Friday he was sending about 100 U.S. military advisers to Uganda to support central African allies pursuing Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, and other rebel commanders.
Obama’s decision commits U.S. forces to help battle a Ugandan rebel group he once condemned as an “affront to human dignity” for chilling violence that has included hacking body parts off victims, abduction of young boys to fight and young girls to be used as sex slaves.
“I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield,” Obama said a letter to Congress.
But he asserted that U.S. forces “will only be providing information, advice and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.”
Right. We sent a bunch of advisers into Vietnam, also. If one is an adviser, and one’s advice boils down to “shoot that guy, not this one” then one is fighting a war.
This president is not against wars–just wars that he does not support. For whatever reason, he has decided that a particular Ugandan is worth risking military personnel. The bit about sex slaves was just thrown in by the writer as an attempt at justification. If that were the actual basis for Obama’s decision, then I can think of a number of Middle Eastern countries which should be invaded post-haste.
God help us.