UGANDA: Museveni wanted a longer war against Amin to kill more Ugandans
AMIN’S WAR WAS NOT CONSUMMATED
Museveni was asked his take on the war that toppled Amin and his response was that, the war was not long enough and people didn’t learn a lesson not to challenge a sitting government ( meaning that less people died in the war)
Indeed , when interviewed by the magazine ‘New African’ of September 1980, Yoweri Museveni expresses the wish for the war against Amin to have lasted longer when he says:
“Frankly, I would have preferred a much more protracted struggle. That would have given us time to sort out most of the problems we have now. As it was, the struggle was short and there were other people involved in it.
It was a mixture of guerrilla warfare and conventional war by the Tanzanian army. So in my view, the process of deliberate use of violence to liberate the people was really not consummated. It was pre-empted by a quick victory and that is why we still have quite a number of problems. A more protracted struggle would have been the best”.
NATHAN SPAN —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: July 29, 2018 at 08:58PM