I was just reading on the BBC News site about a fresh massacre commited by the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda. 20 people butchered to death with their own farming tools. Out of all the problem places in the world, this to me seems like the worst place. The leader of the LRA, Joseph Kony, is just plain nuts. He is quoted as saying he wants to set up a state in Northern Uganda based on the 10 Commandments. This sounds ok, but I am sure he has violated all of them on a regular basis. His recruitment methods involve kidnapping children, forcing them to kill their own parents and then sending them into battle with no weapons. All very Christian I am sure. For a report on their practices click here. His 'troops' rape young girls indisciminantly and force them into sexual slavery. Of course this holy man, Joseph Kony, takes his pick of the girls to add to his group of wives. More than 16 years this has been going on and still this continues. While I am against the death penalty, this guy is a special case and should be wiped from this planet. Our friend, Tony Blair, in his presentation to the Labour party before the Iraq invasion said that he could not sit by and let the innocent suffer under the despotic regime of Saddam Hussein. Well, Tony, since you are such a leader in the field of human rights, why don't you do something about Uganda? Bring along your good buddy George and both of you can try to redeem yourselves by sorting out the most evil person on this planet... How many more have to die, how many more children have to have their lives destroyed? My feeling is that no one will lift a finger for this as for most Western countries, Africa isn't worth thinking about. Racism is alive and well in foreign policy.
San Nakji for President!