Thursday, December 22, 2005

What is the next step for President Museveni?

The Congo misadventure which led to the murder of thousands of innocent Congolese has attracted 2 adverse determinations by the international community. First was the UN Report on the Plunder in the Congo which implicated Salim Saleh, the president's half brother, his wife, Jovia Saleh, Maj Gen. Kazini, Brig. Noble Mayombo, and other army officers. No action has ever been taken against these officials who continue to be promoted and protected. The United States has offered at worst a non-travel designation for Mrs. Jovia Saleh. Now the ICJ Ruling has ruled against Uganda's conduct in the Congo, the loss of life, plunder and destitution that all in summary caused by Uganda's own unconstitutional intervention in the affairs of the DRC. Uganda violated the International principle of territorial integrity, and committed crimes against humanity. Is the next step the War Crimes Tribunal? Do Ugandans have to reach this far? How much stands to be lost if the President and his legal advisors fail to read the signs of the times?

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