Joseph Kony apparently has a friend in conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. After a series of outrageous verbal blunders as of late, Rush spewed even more ridiculous statements from the confines of his studio.
Last October when President Obama deployed 100 American troops to fight Kony, leader of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army, Rush blasted Obama for sending troops to kill Christians.
Kony has been a focal point in the news lately, after a video from the charity group Invisible Children put Kony’s atrocities on display for the world to see. The video has garnered nearly 40 million views since it went up on YouTube three days ago.
Rush said on Obama’s efforts to stop the violence:
“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. 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.”
Once again, Rush finds himself on the wrong side of the discussion. Listen as Rush spews the hate.