American blogger P. Scott Cummins in Seattle Washington says a coherent policy is needed on Northern Uganda
"...Why not simply expand the charge of the U.S. Special Envoy, Ambassador Robert Zoellick, to encompass both Northern Uganda and the related lawlessness in Eastern Congo? ... He is the right person for the job of connecting the dots which inter-connect crisis points in all three countries. ... As the pre-election tension ramps up, it is time for everyone in Uganda to be mindful of appropriate levels of personal security. When one studies history, it is clear that tyrants - from Josef Stalin to Saddam Hussein - require crisis in order to smokescreen their activities. That lesson has not been lost on tyrants in Africa.