When Limbaugh Backed Mass-Murdering Warlord Joseph Kony
Joseph Kony, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a militia group in Uganda responsible for mass killings and mutilations in that country (often forcing children to perform their atrocities), is the subject of a new film intended to promote efforts to bring him to justice for crimes against humanity.
In October 2011, Joseph Kony had an unusual backer in the U.S. media: Rush Limbaugh.
At that time, President Obama announced that he had “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.”
While conservatives like Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) supported the Obama administration’s effort, Limbaugh saw the announcement as an opportunity to bash the President.
Limbaugh told his audience that Obama was sending “a hundred troops to wipe out Christians” in Uganda, and that he was “help[ing] the Egyptians wipe out the Christians.”
On RushLimbaugh.com the headline was “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians.”
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