For Museveni, a master political manipulator, it serves an important political function.
In short, both Obama and Museveni would be very happy if this whole crisis would just go away.
Museveni may have underestimated the extent of the Western backlash to the AHA; this could give him an opportunity to back out.
The bill also served an important purpose for Museveni internationally.
On the other hand, Museveni likes that Gaddafi is “independent minded” rather than a “puppet.”
Of course, Museveni and Kutesa will spin this story however they want.
But if this decision is good for President Museveni, it is even better for President Obama.
Maybe Museveni could call for a period of national reflection.
Museveni, whose signature is required for it to become law, is the only one who can stop it.