The issues addressed and distorted in that video may seem like old news in the United States, but they are going to be pressing and current for many years to come for Uganda and its neighbors.
Should we let the truth get in the way of a good story?
The controversial video provides a Twitter-like view of Uganda, political history, and U.S. foreign policy.
The “Kony 2012” campaign went viral, while making a call for military to support for a failed regime in Uganda. Watch this discussion on social media and African politics in PBS NewsHour.
The United States is ultimately chasing al-Qaeda, not the LRA, in East Africa. And this may end up abetting Yoweri Museveni’s crackdown on Ugandan democracy.