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  1. Thank you Dr. Kobusingye for writing this timely and overdue critic of the Museveni regime. Thank you for your courage in writing this book. Thank you for being the country’s conscience by reminding Musevenin that character matters a lot in leadership–in fact it is the most important thing–a leader’s rhetoric must match his actions. Defenders of the regime will undoubtedly fail to realize that it was your sense of patriotism and love for your country (where you still live at great danger to yourself and your family) which inspired you to write this book. My fervent hope is that your book will inspire more of us need to follow your lead and challenge our leaders to live up the highest ideals of their offices.

    Posted by Frederick Kirumira Kasule | October 15, 2010, 12:18 am
  2. My God, what have we done to our nation Uganda? This is collective blame because until we see it that way, we will continue to accuse Museveni and rightly so but not do anything about it. We have been decieved for too long but it’s time Ugandans wake up and relegate these destiny destroyers to where they belong. Reading about the way children suffer in the north reduces one to utter helplessness. What shall we ever tell them when they ask what happened to their childhood? God help us all. Am reduced to tears and my heart is very sore!
    One can only conclude this is an indirect malignment of this part of the country intended to bring them to their knees to worship M7 and to repent for not having supported him. While at the same time forcing them to come to terms that this will never change so they might as well vote the movement in power so as to get recompense by way of some kind of peace, food, shelter and any basics for a good life.
    As a christian, I can only pray to God to forgive M7 and I sincerly ask God to help me forgive him for what he and his croonies have done to our country.
    For God and my country!!

    Posted by Paul Mulangira | October 17, 2010, 11:28 pm
  3. Please Paul Mulangira; God cannot forgive dictator Museven when the people he has tortured and killed have not forgiven him. Do you think Manenero’s orphans and the families of the people Museven has massacred are in honeymoon? Thanx Dr Kobusingye. The world is behind you. Dr Kasaaato Rashid. UK

    Posted by Dr Kasaato Rashid | October 18, 2010, 12:19 am
  4. “We have the culprits, now lets find the crime”
    That renders our own Uganda a very dangerous place to live in. People have always said that Museveni is a dictator, this book catches him with his pants down. Museveni says something else and practices another. A typical hypocrite and a habitual liar described by one of His ISO Boses from Karamoja. I know the Akaramojong to be more truthful than those they say are more straight forward such as our own mavi ya kuku Otafiire. A classic example of a Ugandan version of George Orwell’s book “The animal Farm”. A fraud political party unleashed on the unsuspecting Ugandans.

    “We have identified the Church members now lets find how to hoodwink them to our Church” Winners Chapel Mentality right from Ghana.
    There is a church in Uganda called Winners chapel, these chaps came teaching the false Gospel and its norms, they ended up stealing church members from the various churches that allowed these foxes in their churches, now its a fully fledged cult in our own Uganda, people are drinking oil. Their ways are the same as our fraud party the nrm as they sign up LC’s as vote thieves for the party.

    Posted by Mayiko Makula | October 18, 2010, 5:59 am
  5. God, I want to believe I am a Christian, but why is it that after listening about the atrocities committed under Museveni’s watch in Teso, Lango and Acholi, I find it impossible to forgive him and his army? Tears always well up in my eyes when I recall the tales of men and women and children in the IDP camps. God will you ever forgive the human blood that flowed in Uganda? Will you ever forgive the genocide carried out by expert liars and concealers? Can we rely on your mercy for keeping quite as our brothers and sisters suffered in camps, safe houses and were unjustly jailed?

    Posted by Baukabatu | October 23, 2010, 9:05 pm
  6. This book is great and thanks goes to the author. There is a lot of information that the book brings to our knowledge and clearly we have much to do in order to promote democracy in our dear nation.

    Posted by Isaac Musiitwa | October 24, 2010, 11:03 am
  7. Dear God
    Please hear the cries of your people in Uganda when will you ever give us leaders that will help unite us , pull us out of poverty and live a peaceful life. Really God after 50 years of independence should our people still be dying of jiggers when our President flies in a first class jet and sends his daughter to produce a child in Germany when 465 women out of 100,000 die delivering. Dear God should we continue to die from simple diseases like malaria because there are no doctors to treat us, should we continue to live in the dark ages when the money that belongs to all of us is being shared by a small clan and its bootlickers. God is this what we deserve, we have cried a lot may you hear our prayers and give us a leader that will guide us to the prosperity. I cannot give a choice but Lord you know better. Your servant Dr Edward

    Posted by Edward | October 25, 2010, 4:02 am
  8. Ugandans have to thank Musawo Kobushingye for her piece of mind and soul. There is a lot to learn in history about what a woman can do. So we can’t ignore the wake up call of a woman. A woman can be brutally honest and this book is an eye-opener to Ugandans.

    Throughout human history, women have played significant roles in shaping the moral social, economical, and political history, across all civilization. In the Judeo-Christian heritage three historical women: Ruth, Judith and Esther (the 8th 16th and 17th Books of the Old Testament) had remarkable faith in God coupled with love for their country. Their faith in God, filial piety and fidelity was a weapon in defense of their people and nationhood. These women rose to greatness at a time when most of the Jewish men (leaders) were disillusioned by powerful neighboring countries like Persia, Assyria, Greece and the Roman Empire conquests, and prolonged life in exile and return from Babylon:

    Judith was a widow of an imperfect but legitimate Jewish leader Manasseh, who died of heat stroke while supervising in the field during harvest. This was a time when the Israelites had just returned from 210 years of captivity and return from Babylon present day Iraq; therefore there was a vacuum of able leadership.

    After the husband’s (Manasseh’s) death, for three years and four months fasting and praying characterized her life. And it was during this time that King Nebuchadnezzar of Assyria passed a decree in a war campaign to invade all his neighbors, and Israel was the weakest of all. But in that power vacuum Judith in the name of God instilled faith and courage into the frightened Israelites.

    It was the woman’s instinct in her that balanced the power of force against her people. Being a strikingly beautiful woman, she handed herself in to the enemy hands, which offered her the opportunity to see the Assyrian General, Holoferness. Within a period of four days she seduced him without being defiled. At night in the privacy of his tent after one too many wine, she chopped off his head and carried it back to her territory.

    The following morning the Assyrians who had camped outside the Jewish Bethulia city gate demanding for surrender had a shock of their life when they were confronted by charging untrained men. Their general had been beheaded; in panic, the ranks and files of the Assyrian army fled, leading to a victory on the side of Israel.

    The story of Esther (Babylonian name of a goddess “Ishtar”) her Hebrew name was Hadassah, was similar to that of Judith, between the late 5th and 2nd century BC (the African Bible). It took place during and towards the end of the Jewish captivity in Babylon. Esther was an orphan taken care of by an uncle Mordecai. Under some Devine circumstance she became the Persian Empire Queen when King Ahasuerus banished his official wife Queen Vasti for defying his order to attend royal party. It was under such circumstance that Esther found favour in the eyes of the king to become his queen. Thus, it was in Esther wisdom, vision and intercession that the Jews’ deliverance and return to Israel took place.

    During that period, there was a conspiracy to exterminate the Jew because of false accusation by palace sycophants, who accused the Jews of treason. However Esther used her faith, prayer, and fasting and political power within the palace to arm the Jews into defending themselves. She also caused an investigation into the plot to exterminate the Jews. After which the culprits were discovered and hanged. This was possible also because of her knowledge of some of the Persian laws of self-defense. Therefore in the long run, how can an obscure female orphan become the liberator of a people condemned to eternal exile without the some divine intervention?

    There is something I admire about women. Let us men agree that women are actually the stronger sex. In all cases they outlive men. They are resilient like water wares out the rock. We men as opposed to women can be easily disillusioned in time of crisis. As men we helplessly looked on as the NRM leadership run this country like personal kiosk. So it had to come from the gut of a woman to tell Ugandans in a book; “The Correct Line” that on the one hand there is something seriously wrong with us Ugandans, and on the other hand the problem of 25-year leadership Mr. Museveni.

    When a woman gets pissed off by the inaction of men in the face of injustice, she can do anything: Joan of Arc defied the Catholic Church in France and got even burnt at stake after leading an army to defend France against the British; When the NRA was violating human rights in Northern Uganda during 1986-89 war, Alice Auma (Lakwena) picked up stones and faced off with the NRA up to Magaga in Busoga.

    My biggest quarrel with most Ugandans is that they always look for what glitters.

    Posted by Raymond Otika | October 27, 2010, 7:30 am
  9. when he had just come to power m7 told kenyans that they were fools to allow moi to rule them for 17 years. now what does he think about ugandans after ruling them for a quarter of a century dead fools no wonder he despises most of us. if we are not fools then we are worse than that.

    Posted by edward nziza | October 30, 2010, 11:52 am

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