Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Catching Up With . . . Joseph Kony

Okay, not really, as unlike Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, nobody has any clue where the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is right now.

However, on Friday a bipartisan group of 23 senators urged President Obama to continue the manhunt for the fugitive war criminal/child kidnapper/slaver/elephant poacher.

In April Ugandan and U.S. Special Operations Forces suspended the hunt for Kony was suspended because rebel leaders who had seized power in the Central African Republic were refusing to cooperate with Ugandan troops pursuing the fugitive warlord in that country. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter held closed door meetings with Ugandan Army officials in Kampala two weeks ago, and the Ugandan People's Defense Force is in talks with the CAR government to resume the hunt.

Given the DepSec Carter trip, and the fact that Samantha Power chose Invisible Children (the group responsible for the #Kony2012 campaign that went viral)'s Leadership Summit to make her first speech since being confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, it is doubtful the Obama administration is actually considering ending the U.S. advisory mission.

Because you have to be a really bad guy to get bipartisan agreement on anything these days!

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