This administration continues to show that they have no moral compass. Well, that may be slightly inaccurate...they have no compass at all. But todays bit of evidence really is both moral and legal.
The 2008 Child Soldiers Protection Act specifically mandates that our government penalizes countries that use child soldiers. And this is the first year that it has gone into effect. Sound like a plan, doesn't it? A good thing? Shows our moral repugnance for any entity that would put children in the field to act as military personnel, right? Yep. The United States will show the world our true values and stand up for them, right?
Well, not so much, apparently.
In a Presidential memo, released today by the White House, to Secretary of State Clinton, Mr. Obama indicated he had determined that "it is in the national interests of the United States" to waive application of the law to the countries of Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Yemen.
There are provisions in the law that would have allowed the US to target military funds while still allowing funding for professionalization of army capability, but Mr. Obama chose to grant a blanket exemption.
It is interesting how consistently Mr. Obama ignores, makes excuses for, or supports egregious behavior on the part of other countries in the world, while attempts by member states of the union are attacked in court, penalized monetarily and roundly chastised publicly by this President for something as seemingly appropriate as enforcing our borders.
There is no logical, ideological or moral consistency to his actions...ever. Perhaps he should go to church more often...even Reverend Wright's church. Even a misguided consistency is better than swinging in the wind with no compass at all.