Koen Vlassenroot

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Mareike Schomerus, Tim Allen, and Koen Vlassenroot

With more than 70 million views, KONY 2012 has achieved its aim of reaching a mass audience. But the film is a quintessentially American fable printed on an African canvas, one that will turn out to be a brief diversion, just a bit of Internet chatter.

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Mareike Schomerus, Tim Allen, and Koen Vlassenroot

Americans should not have been surprised by Obama's recent announcement that he would send a small number of troops to Uganda. This is only the latest chapter in a feeble, decades-long U.S. attempt to take out Joseph Kony and his militia.