President Obama allows Yemen Children soilders

Yesterday the Obama administration has decided to exempt Yemen and three other countries that use child soldiers from U.S. penalties under the 2008 Child Soldiers Prevention Act. The officail statement came from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The bottom line is President Barack Obama determined it is in the national interest of the United States to waive application of the law to Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Yemen. This of course has bad timing as everything this white house touches as we find there is a suspected threat in the airports today from Yemen. The law would cut off military aid to those four countries; the law was signed by President George W. Bush shortly before he left office but did not take effect until this year. There were officials and experts all over the talking head show today saying Yemen has three times the Al-Qaeda forces that are in Afghanistan. The timing of all of this can not be stranger and in the past a terror attack usually is a help to the incumbents. We have a feeling this is a brave new electorate and they are more of the understanding that the only term limits are elections and it is time to use them.

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