When Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves to deliver a fact-free defense of the Lord’s Resistance Army, he left numerous angry listeners with the impression that President Obama had sent troops to “kill Christians in Africa.”
Last week, Obama ordered 100 U.S. troops to Africa to help combat the LRA, a violent cult that has engaged in murder, torture, and rape and has kidnapped children and impressed them into military service.
On Friday, Limbaugh added his own spin to a straight-forward ABC News report on the matter. Limbaugh declared, “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians.” According to Limbaugh, “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.” Limbaugh added, “So that’s a new war, a hundred troops to wipe out Christians in Sudan, Uganda. … 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.”
Source: Media Matters
Justin Berrier and Oliver Willis contributed reporting to this story.