Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Obama: Child Soldiers vs Child Obesity

President Obama is extremely concerned about Child Obesity, but when it comes to children being conscripted into military service, well, he's okay with that, as long as they're slim and fit.

The President issued a memorandum on Monday exempting several African countries from restrictions set forth by the Child Soldiers Prevention Act, which prohibits US military assistance to governments implicated in the recruitment and use of child soldiers:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, pursuant to section 404(c) of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008..., I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application to Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and Yemen.
Par for the course, I suppose. After all, this is a President who never expresses any concerns about human rights violations - except when a child's dietary and weight management program are being violated by rogue restaurants and brutal school cafeterias - then he speaks up.

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