Web Extra: Axelrod on Uganda

David Axelrod on President Obama's decision to send military advisors to Uganda.
3:00 | 10/16/11

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This week it was announced that the president is sending some hundred armed special military -- special forces and others to Uganda and that region. To try to combat Joseph coney who -- reported non committed atrocities against the Ugandan people. And the president said that this is in America's national interest. How do you convince Americans today that -- went so far away. So knocks on their radar in the -- -- this dire economy. Is in America's national interest. Well first well let's be clear about what the president did -- sending -- hundred. Advisors to help train. Forces in that region. To fight. -- and and and and that a group that has been menacing that hold the rich and that's one thing Americans have learned is that. Things that happen in obscure places around the world can come home very quickly. And so you need to be vigilant about these kinds of of matters but you need to be prudent about it with the present -- -- made as a prudent. Moved to help fortify forces in that region to deal with the threat. Not to engage American forces in in in fighting. In fighting the threat. And this is following through on -- congress itself urge the president to act on this last winner. And to take the steps that were necessary -- -- a prudent steps they're temporary steps it's a three month kind of commitment and and it is important for our --

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