The official October 1st release of the United Nations Report on Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1993-2003, documenting the Rwandan and Ugandan armies’ massacres of Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, should be a defining moment for President Barack Obama.

How will the U.S.’s first African American president respond to the detailed and widely publicized UN documentation of genocide in the heart of Africa, committed by the U.S. longstanding military proxies, the armies of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni?

Few Americans realize that the Rwandan and Ugandan armies are armed and trained by the U.S., or that the U.S. military uses both countries as staging grounds, but they may now. Few realize, either, that the sole piece of legislation that President Obama shepherded into law on his own, as a Senator, was S.B. 2125, the Obama Democratic Republic…

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