What's this about our troops being sent to Africa?

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    Ive been out of the loop all weekend. But I hear Obama is sending troops into Africa. What's this about?
     
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    It's in compliance with an act approved by both houses of Congress with massive bipartisan support (I read somewhere it was unanimous, but I really doubt Paul voted for it). 140 or so special ops troops will be sent to Uganda to aid the government in taking out the LRA and its leader Kony. The LRA is one of the biggest bunch of war criminals on the planet, routinely kidnapping children and forcing them into its army/forcing them into sex slavery. The U.S. troops will be "advisers" and are not supposed to be engaged in any combat. However, they will be fully armed. British special forces have failed in the past to kill Kony, so I guess it's time for America to do the job right.
     
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    The LFM is more of the same from African militant leaders, so we are going to spend more money to help the people there, who are not real allies, to kill him.
     
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    It's about Obama being Obama...

    They've probably been sent their to get Michelle a real African meal so she can impress her progressive friends..

    Yeah, SEAL team 6 getting Michelle lunch..

    Obama is a hypocrite...

    Both are....
     
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    Bush had bipartisan support for Iraq. He even had bipartisan support every year after we invaded.

    I remember we were only gonna send trainers and advisers to a small Southeast Asian Country too.

    This is, after all a Nobel Peace prize winning President.
     
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    Is so's we can give `em the intelligence to defeat the rebels themselves...
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    U.S Military Intelligence ‘Critical’ to Defeat Rebels, Says Uganda Official
    October 16, 2011 - An official of Uganda’s government says military support from the U.S. will help Kampala combat the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the sub-region.
     
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    We haven't declared an act of war in 60 years (Korea)....

    Our congress chooses to fund a war or not...

    That is how it works today...
     
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    Unless your name is Bush, then it is illegal, unconstitutional and a war crime.
     
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    Our congress funded Iraq and Afghanistan bi-partisanly numerous times..
     
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    And YET Democrats and the far left have claimed it was an illegal war, that it was Unconstitutional and that Bush is guilty of War Crimes.
     

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