Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Dear Mr. President:

We are writing you because we are convinced that current American policy towards African Dictators is not succeeding, and that the natives may soon face a threat in Africa more serious than any we have known since the Mugabe war. We are requesting you to chart a clear and determined course for meeting the threat of undemocratic leaders in Africa like His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Dictator of the Republic of Uganda. We urge you to enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests of the U.S. and your friends and allies around the world in Africa. That strategy should aim, above all, at the removal of Dictatorship regimes from power in Africa namely in Libya, Zimbabwe, Congo, Sudan and Uganda. We stand ready to offer our full support in this difficult but necessary endeavor.

The strategy of “suppression” of African Dictators like Robert Mugabe has been steadily eroding over the past several regimes. As recent events have demonstrated, your country can no longer depend on her partners in the Gulf War coalition to continue to espouse the sanctions or to punish African Dictators when they evade U.S.A and its policies in Africa. Your ability to ensure that African famous dictators are not producing the various terrorist organizations like the East African Terrorist group groomed by Museveni to disturb the neighboring countries namely Rwanda and Congo, therefore, has substantially shrieked. Even if full follow-up was eventually to start as you promised in your inauguration speech, which now seems highly unlikely, experience has shown that it is difficult if not impossible to deal with such bad regimes since they are supported financially by the People’s Republic of China. As a result, in the not-too-distant future U.S.A will be unable to determine with any reasonable level of confidence whether in Africa such leaders can be dealt with for their terrorist movements and crimes committed against humanity.
Such uncertainty will, by itself, have a seriously destabilizing effect on the entire Africa. It hardly needs to be added that if Africa dictators are left alone and oppress their people when powerful countries that can help are standing indifferent to the crimes committed, then the safety of American foreign policy in the region, of U.S.A friends and allies like Liberia and the moderate African states, and a significant portion of the world’s supply of mineral products will all be put at peril. As we have rightly declared, Mr. President, the security of the world in the second part of the 21st century will be determined largely by how U.S.A handles this threat.

Given the magnitude of the threat, the current policy, which depends for its success upon the cooperation of the Africa Dictators, is dangerously laughable. The only acceptable strategy is one that eliminates the possibility that Africa will with the help of China eliminate the policies of U.S.A and therefore continues with the crimes against humanity like in Northern Uganda, Southern Sudan, and Eastern Congo et al. In the near term, this means a willingness to undertake strong action as diplomacy is clearly failing. In the long term, it means removing these Dictators especially President Museveni of the Republic of Uganda and President Bashir of Islamic Republic of Sudan and their regimes from power. That now needs to become the aim of American foreign policy in Africa.

We urge you to articulate this aim, and to turn your Administration's attention to implementing a strategy for removing these regimes from power. This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts. Although we are fully aware of the opposition and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater.

We push for you to act decisively. If you act now to end this threat against the U.S. or its allies, you will be acting in the most fundamental national security interests of the country. If you accept a course of weakness and gist, you put your interests and the lives of the people who are helpless at risk.
Katto Amons R. James
Mafigiri Davids T. Ireen
Eric Turyamureeba N. Phionah
Jerry Hastings Turwomwe Betty
Paul Frank Kiiza Francis
Nabwire Francis Abubaker Hussain
Abraham Nkasheeka Kamuntu Michael

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