EAST AFRICA: An Idi-otic Invasion

Amin avenges a slight

Even for Uganda's mercurial dictator, Idi Amin Dada, it was a fairly grandiose boast. Last week, after a series of radio broadcasts falsely claiming that his country had been invaded by neighboring Tanzania, Big Daddy announced that a 2,000-man Ugandan force had made a "record in world history" by occupying a 710-sq.-mi. patch of Tanzanian territory in "the supersonic speed of 25 minutes." Henceforth, Amin declared, ''all Tanzanians in the area must know that they are under direct rule by the Conqueror of the British Empire"—one of several modest...