Ledeen: I’m Baffled. What’s He Up To?

I don’t think bloggers are supposed to confess bafflement, but I’m gonna do it:  I’m baffled.  I don’t get it.  Every time I think I’ve got a grip on this administration, they do something I just can’t deconstruct.  Sure, Obama is a lefty with the knowledge of a typical liberal arts undergrad (not so much). I get that.  And he’s now sealed into a very small compartment in which the handful of people he talks to tell him happy things like “all your decisions were the right ones.” No surprise there.  But look at the odd — maybe even weird — stories that have floated out of the White House of late.

The Uganda Adventure

He’s sending special operators to Uganda to fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army, which is itself a bizarre movement that combines shamanism, Christianity, animism and various other African cultish themes, and that slaughters people, most certainly including little children, in a war against the peoples of Uganda, Kenya, and the charmingly misnamed Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fine. I can understand that. But here’s the source of my bafflement: this operation was approved and even funded by Congress TWO YEARS AGO.  Yes, in 2009. Except that nothing happened. Until now.  I suppose there might be some “intelligence reporting” that suddenly got the attention of Petraeus, Panetta, Hillary, and Obama. East Africa is the wild east, with lots of Islamist terrorists running amok. Like in Somalia,  the Iranians are very busy in the wild east, as I’ve said before.  But nobody seemed to care. Until now. Why? Beats me.

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