A survivor’s story

There’s a compelling video circulating today, responding to a Rush Limbaugh monologue that he delivered Friday, criticizing U.S. intentions to send soldiers to Uganda to help fight the rebel group, Lord’s Resistance Army (NPR story here).

This was part of Limbaugh’s statement:

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.

Limbaugh’s statement said President Obama was sending troops to “kill Christians.”

Today, however, Evelyn Apoko, a survivor of atrocities at the hands of the LRA, told her story.

Dear Mr. Limbaugh: Evelyn’s Appeal from Strongheart on Vimeo.

You can find more of her story here.

(h/t: Boing Boing)

  • Jim Shapiro

    To call Limbaugh despicable is an insult to the truly despicable.

    The tragedy is in the number of Americans that confuse his tripe with the truth.