Obama Waives George W. Bush Law – Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 – banning those 15 and under from being recruited or used as soldiers
Blame Bush for enacting a law that made it federal crime to recruit or use soldiers under the age of 15. Obama blames Bush for everything else, and probably this too. That probably explains why Obama waived Bush’s ‘Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008.’ The result of Obama’s waiving of the requirements now allows tens of thousands of kids throughout the Middle East and Africa may be drafted into foreign militaries
“The US is saying to the world that using child soldiers is a serious crime and that it will take action,” said Jo Becker, children’s rights advocate for Human Rights Watch. “Military commanders who use children can no longer come to the United States without the risk of ending up in jail.”
Over the weekend, while most Americans were too busy spending time with their children and keeping up with the latest sporting events to worry about executive orders, President Obama removed the teeth from this law; effectively making it void in the nations most guilty. The result – thousands of children throughout the Middle East and Africa may be drafted into foreign militaries, with the full blessings of the United States.