Friday, October 21, 2011

It passed the 111th Congress unanimously

Remember I pointed out on Monday how Limbaugh was complaining about Obama sending troops "to wipe out Christians"? At the very end of that show he said, just before signing off,
Is that right? The Lord's Resistance Army is being accused of really bad stuff? Child kidnapping, torture, murder, that kind of stuff? Well, we just found out about this today. We're gonna do, of course, our due diligence research on it.
Okay. The LRA is not something brand new. Rush and his dittoheads may not have heard of it, but it's not low-profile or anything. And this from Kevin Drum at MoJo pretty much sums it up.
Due diligence? A quick scan of Wikipedia would have been plenty. The character of the LRA is not exactly a state secret. In fact, it's so not a state secret that the Bush administration declared them a terrorist organization in 2001 and the hyperpartisan 111th Congress passed the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act unanimously last year. That is, unanimously in both houses. Every single Democrat and every single Republican, moderates and tea partiers alike, supported it in both the House and the Senate. Every single one. Jesus.

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At 3:26 AM, October 22, 2011 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

If Limbaugh hadn't heard of the LRA that's disturbing, but perhaps not unbelievable. From Europe it seems sometimes that the United States hardly exercises its mind about sub-saharan Africa. That's a silly generalisation, of course, but is there any truth in it? And perhaps over here we have a bit of a blind spot for South America (which might explain why we didn't see the Falklands invasion coming). Something to do with history, no doubt.


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