OK, kids. Discuss:
President Obama said Friday that he had ordered the deployment of 100 armed military advisers to central Africa to help regional forces combat the Lord’s Resistance Army, a notorious renegade group that has terrorized villagers in at least four countries with marauding bands that kill, rape, maim and kidnap with impunity.
The deployment represents a muscular escalation of American military efforts to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army, which originated as a Ugandan rebel force in the 1980s and morphed into a fearsome cultlike group of fighters. It is led by Joseph Kony, a self-proclaimed prophet known for ordering village massacres, recruiting prepubescent soldiers, keeping harems of child brides and mutilating opponents.
I have little doubt that we can kill this vicious fucker with very little effort. I have a lot of doubt, however, that it will make a difference. We’ve helped roll back the LRA before and they keep murdering and terrorizing people. Moreover, Uganda’s problems are a lot bigger than the LRA. I’m really not seeing why we should be involved here. Yes, it’s horrible what the LRA is doing. But is making them retreat to the Congo or Sudan going to help?
In other big news, the Administration has cancelled the CLASS program because of skyrocketing projected costs. Do you think this will provoke a “guess you were right” from the smug liberals who insisted Obamacare was going to save us money?
Don’t hold your breath. You can’t afford the bills anymore.