What the film does not explain is that it is suspected that the U.S sent troops to Uganda as payback for the soldiers Uganda killed in Somalia fighting elements of Al-Qaeda, not wholly in response to the Invisible Children campaign. This is important to point out not to denigrate the Invisible Children campaign, but to point out that the U.S. government might have motivations other than humanitarian concern, and as such the effectiveness of this particular Invisible Children campaign is hard to measure. The film also fails to explain the atrocities committed not only by other militia groups in the region fighting the LRA, but also the Ugandan People’s Defense Force that the U.S. is supposed to be assisting.
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The American Conservative