Saturday, October 8, 2016

President Obama Issues Waivers For 7 Countries That Use Child Soldiers To Continue To Receive U.S. Military Aid

Child soldiers with weapons wait for instructions in an ethnic Hema militia camp near Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo in this file photo from June 16, 2003. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

VOA/AP: South Sudan, Others With Child Soldiers Get US Waiver on Aid

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — President Barack Obama has issued waivers that continue millions of dollars in U.S. military assistance for troubled South Sudan and six other nations where child soldiers have been used, disappointing advocates who say his administration hasn't made curbing the use of children in combat a higher priority.

The waivers circumvent parts of the 2008 Child Soldiers Prevention Act, which is meant to block certain kinds of military assistance.

Waivers also have been granted to Somalia, Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Iraq and Myanmar. Aid to the countries varies dramatically. Iraq has received hundreds of millions in military support annually, while Myanmar received no military assistance in past years.

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Update: These 7 Countries Use Child Soldiers, But Obama Will Still Give Them Money (Daily Caller)

WNU Editor: When we compromise on our principles we become no better than our enemies


Aizino Smith said...

I suppose that these children are suppose to sit around waiting for school to be built so they can sit in seats and be educated?

My father started working at age 12 in the U.S. at a bottling plant hauling bags of sugar.

If Obama was so concerned he could have stopped a number of these small wars.

God knows the UN has not stopped those in Congo. The UN in Congo is good at raping however. So they are putting in some work.

Has Obama caught Kony yet?

Has Obama "brought back out girls"?

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Just what has ow red diaper dope basby president done right?

Aizino Smith said...

Of course China and Russia are supporting countries that use child soldiers.

James said...

As Aizino alluded to in his first post, I will state clearly, there is no such thing as child soldiers, period. It may counter intuitive, especially in a virtuous sense, but is none the less true.