Notice how NULLIFIDIAN doesn't bother to post Obama's declared reason for doing this?
It's because NULLIFIDIAN is using Zinn's method of demonization.
Take a person in history say FDR:
Say how many Japanese people were killed under his command and if possible throw in an eye witness account that casts FDR and those killing "for him" in the worst possible light.
Make no mention of how many of the Japanese were soldiers, of their actions, or even that a war was going on if possible.
#9 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2013-10-17 06:10 PM | FLAG: APPLYING CIRCULAR LOGIC TO STUPID
You must have some insiders info into all this. I read the article you pointed to and all it had were opinions about why Obama did that and no quotes from him saying why. But in addressing your anger face the facts.
The Revolutionary War that started what is now the USA used child soldiers. That is the ugly thing about war. When there are a shortage of full grown able bodied men they sling what they can at them. Even strapping bombs to children ... such a sickening level of commitment.
Child soldiers = long protracted war... and a level of commitment that will make you sick.
Boys whose voices haven't cracked are given weapons ordered to kill and girls are turned out as prostitutes to service the soldiers... and what ever pittance they are given.. if any ... goes to feed their families who's men are dead, crippled or otherwise unable to provide for their families. The more committed the side the more nasty things they will pull out to achieve victory including using children to achieve their goals.
In the US where even our poor are fat it is easy to be smug about the desperation of a people that do such awful things.
FDR and the US went to war with Japan because they attacked us. Truman dropped the bomb on Japan to see what it could do... it was horrible... and it ended the war in the South Pacific.
In the mean time tell us what you have done to stop this recruiting of child soldiers...other than jump up and down being angry about it ... perhaps you can volunteer to go replace one of those child soldiers ... trade places with him. Then we will see how long your sanctimony lasts... or what your level of commitment is.
The US isn;t the worlds parent where it can run around telling people how to run their countries.
Mother Theresa was brilliant in saying "I will never attend an anti-war rally. If you have a peace rally, invite me."