While Rush Limbaugh may be in the news for his sexism, his utter ignorance is becoming evident as a new video about the horrors of the Lord’s Resistance Army and their leader Joseph Koney is now going viral on the internet. Koney has been charged with kidnapping children as young as 10 and forcing them to fight in his army.
Limbaugh had criticized President Barack Obama for committing troops to fight Joseph Kony and the LRA and defended the group without having any knowledge of what they really did, seemingly just to find a new reason to attack Obama.
Here is what Limbaugh said about the Lord’s Resistance Army In October
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. Jacob Tapper just reported it. Now, are we gonna help the Egyptians wipe out the Christians? Wouldn’t you say that we are? I mean the Coptic Christians are being wiped out, but it wasn’t just Obama that supported that. The conservative intelligentsia thought it was an outbreak of democracy. Now they’ve done a 180 on that, but they forgot that they supported it in the first place. Now they’re criticizing it.
Lord’s Resistance Army objectives. I have them here. “To remove dictatorship and stop the oppression of our people.” Now, again Lord’s Resistance Army is who Obama sent troops to help nations wipe out. The objectives of the Lord’s Resistance Army, what they’re trying to accomplish with their military action in these countries is the following: “To remove dictatorship and stop the oppression of our people; to fight for the immediate restoration of the competitive multiparty democracy in Uganda; to see an end to gross violation of human rights and dignity of Ugandans; to ensure the restoration of peace and security in Uganda, to ensure unity, sovereignty, and economic prosperity beneficial to all Ugandans, and to bring to an end the repressive policy of deliberate marginalization of groups of people who may not agree with the LRA ideology.” Those are the objectives of the group that we are fighting, or who are being fought and we are joining in the effort to remove them from the battlefield.
After defending the LRA and criticizing Obama for taking them on, Limbaugh received some information about the LRA that made him rethink his statement.
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. But nevertheless we got a hundred troops being sent over there to fight these guys — and they claim to be Christians.
So now we can add defending mass murderers to Limbaugh’s impressive resume of offending African Americans, immigrants, women and the disabled. Kony and the LRA are being made into international bad guys by the new documentary “Invisible Children” which has gone viral thanks to an impressive marketing campaign.