In 1973 the
US Ambassador to Uganda in a telegram to the US State
Department described the President of Uganda in this way
"racist, erratic and unpredictable, brutal, inept,
bellicose, irrational, ridiculous, and militaristic."
particular president of Uganda remained in power for
eight years and a little over two months. In those eight
years he gained the reputation of being one of the most
brutal dictators Africa has ever known.