INHOFE CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON UGANDA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement about yesterday’s terror attacks in Uganda that killed 64 people, including one American:

“During this time of mourning, I send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of these horrific attacks.  Having a deep personal connection with Uganda, my heart grieves for and with the people there.  Having worked closely with Invisible Children in the past, I also mourn the loss of their colleague and fellow American Nate Henn.  Nate devoted his life to the betterment of Uganda’s future generations, and has now paid the ultimate sacrifice for the children of Uganda.  I am hopeful that investigators can bring those responsible swiftly to justice for this cowardly act against innocent civilians.”

“The tragedy of these attacks highlights the need for the United States to reexamine the current ongoing Global War on Terrorism, our military strategy to partner with African nations to better combat terrorism and dissolve current and future safe havens for terrorists.  In order to defeat the global scourge of terrorism, we must continue to support budding democracies while investing the necessary resources, not just in Iraq and Afghanistan, but in places like Africa and around the world.”

 

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