NYT aids in failed plan to help Americans understand the LRA conflict

The front page of today’s New York Times proclaims that the U.S. Aided a Failed Plan to Rout Ugandan Rebels.

A couple of things:

1) Maybe I’m just being crotchety and pessimistic, but is it really news that the United States has been assisting the Ugandan military in its less-than-successful attempts to confront the LRA? Operation Iron Fist comes to mind.

2) The article claims, “The Ugandan government has tried coaxing Mr. Kony out. But the International Criminal Court in The Hague has indicted him on charges of crimes against humanity, and he has long insisted the charges be dropped.” We’ve talked about this before on Jackfruity, but the ICC didn’t just swoop in against the government’s wishes and hand out arrest warrants like concert flyers. Museveni referred the case to them.