Rush’s World

Washington Post:

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.

Rush Limbaugh:

Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians

…Now, up until today, most Americans have never heard of the combat Lord’s Resistance Army. And here we are at war with them. Have you ever heard of Lord’s Resistance Army, Dawn? How about you, Brian? Snerdley, have you? You never heard of Lord’s Resistance Army? Well, proves my contention, most Americans have never heard of it, and here we are at war with them. Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. It means God. I was only kidding. Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan. And Obama has sent troops, United States troops to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them. That’s what the lingo means, “to help regional forces remove from the battlefield,” meaning capture or kill.

So that’s a new war, a hundred troops to wipe out Christians in Sudan, Uganda, and — (interruption) no, I’m not kidding.

If you could condense all the world’s ignorance and evil down to something the size of a golf ball, that would be Rush’s brain.

9 thoughts on “Rush’s World

  1. maha,
    A golf ball?
    Don’t give Rushba the Hutt too much credit.
    I think his brain’s more the size of a BB.
    And that’s at least a thousand-fold larger than his heart.

    Wouldn’t this also, though, be a good description of Rushba the Hutt?
    ‘…a self-proclaimed prophet… recruiting prepubescent(s), keeping harems of… brides and mutilating opponents.’

    Could it be that Rushba’s mad because Obama’s taking on his role-model?

  2. I realize that Rush has a hard time keeping up, what with his need to abuse prescription drugs and visit the Dominican Republic and all, but even ’60 Minutes’ knew about the Lord’s Resistance Army years ago. I don’t doubt that Rush failed to pay attention because, after all, they were only kidnapping African children, and cutting the arms of black people. But for many of us Americans the LRA has been an example of the worst psycho cruelty of the human race, and of the harsh indifference of the great “world powers” for decades. Shoot, the ICC issued arrest warrants for their leader in 2005, and legislation to stop Kony and the LRA passed the US Congress in 2010.

    Considering the many Republicans who have a hard time considering a whitebread Mormon like Mitt to be a Christian, calling Kony’s mob Christian is even more absurd. Christian like Jim Jones or Charles Manson, I’d say.

  3. When I said “it just keeps getting better” in a response to the previous post, what I meant is Obama is gonna get hammered on this from the right.
    That said,
    It would be a huge folly to wage war in sub Saharan Africa.
    That part of the world is full of all kinds of unfathonable problems;magic, witchcraft, and malaria, plus the near worthlessness of life itself.
    Rush doesn’t have a clue about the LRA or Africa.
    The “christianity” they practice is a blend of animism, Christianity, and witchcraft.
    (not the civilized world type of Wicca, but a cruel absolutist form of tyrrany and manipulation)

  4. erines,
    Are you sure Rush isn’t a Bishop in that order?
    Or Pope?
    That sounds right up his alley!

  5. “If you could condense all the world’s ignorance and evil down to something the size of a golf ball, that would be Rush’s brain.”

    That’s so funny. Thanks for the good belly laugh.

  6. On the one hand, I don’t like US troops getting entangled in conflicts with no exit strategy. On the other hand, if half of what I read about the LRA is true, I would consider the use of US troops justified if a) there is an exit strategy and b) there is a good chance of success.

    Since I ain’t the brightest candle on the birthday cake, it seems likely this was discussed at some length in the Oval Office. And I wasn’t there but I would venture to guess that if the objective is cutting the head off the snake, we might have the tools and expertise that the local governments don’t. In one word – drones. They weren’t designed initially as an offensive weapon – they are almost invisible and can gather a huge amount if intel in a single flight. In a month of ops, we can figure out who belongs and who doesn’t and quite possibly find Kony and any possible successors.

    There’s a reason to think we could succeed. We have been developing the methodology for years in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We recently took the show on the road in Yemen. It works good. I agree the military capability we have developed to assassinate – there is no other word for it – opens new moral issues but conventional WWII style warfare has been replaced by ruthless movements with no nation, no boundaries and no scruples about the murder & mahem of innocents.

    Yes, I am liberal, but I have no problem with sending a hellfire missile up Kony’s a$$. The moral issue – and its a serious one – is where you draw the line on ‘legitimate’ targets.

  7. “The Lord’s Resistance Army” is the perfect vehicle for Rush’s real purpose which is to agitate against Obama and anything on the left. This stupid group happened to pick a Christian sounding name, and maybe they are fighting Muslims or not – but Rush’s idiotic followers won’t know the difference. It’s all about sticking it to the left, anyway they can, regardless of what the truth really is (they could care less). They’re a wonderful gift to Rush.

  8. Well, you gotta admit no matter how much of a dirtbag Limbaugh is…. he’s good at what he does.

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