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Due dili-what?

Gazette staff October 26th, 2011

Apparently, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., the man air-traffic controllers simply refer to as “It’s him again,” had to talk a certain right-wing radio host down from the crazy tree recently when he bit off a bit more than he could chew.

See, President Barack Obama had sent 100 U.S. “advisors” to help fight a Ugandan group, known as the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Rush Limbaugh, seeing the news, told his listeners that Obama had sent “a hundred troops to wipe out Christians” and that the LRA “are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan.”

El Rushbo also read a list of the group’s objectives, namely “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.”

About that LRA group … Apparently, they’re more of a cult than a sect of Christianity, and some of their more pleasant practices reportedly include rape, murder and the brainwashing of children to become child soldiers. Real “meek shall inherit the earth” stuff there.

Someone pointed that out to Limbaugh later in the show, to which he replied “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.”

Right. Everyone knows doing due diligence comes after making a claim.

So on Oct. 17, Inhofe addressed the issue on the U.S. Senate floor, saying that he stood behind Obama’s decision to send troops and that “Some people have mistakenly said this guy (the group’s leader) Kony is a Christian, and I want to make sure everyone knows he officially was disavowed by the Catholic Church in Uganda.”

Inhofe also cited Limbaugh’s show specifically as evidence that few people have ever heard of the LRA, and that U.S. troops were specifically precluded from combat in the area.

Limbaugh congratulated the three show staff members mentioned by Inhofe for being in the Congressional record “because you didn’t know something.”

We could have sworn that there was a fourth name of a specific person who didn’t know something on that list by Inhofe. Oh Rush, you so silly.

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