And? This is a surprise? Whose side are you taking? The dingbat Gaddafi or the jerk whisels of the Muslim Brotherhood?
School bullying is not a rite of passage for youth but a practice that can have destructive consequences, President Barack Obama told a meeting on the issue on Thursday.
Some 150 community stakeholders were in attendance at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention to discuss ways to make children safe.
The White House estimated nearly one-third of school-aged children experience bullying.
"Preventing bullying isn't just important to us as President and First Lady; it's important for us as parents," President Obama said in a speech kicking off the event. Read more ...
President Obama is content to let other nations publicly lead the search for solutions to the Libyan conflict, his advisers say, a stance that reflects the more humble tone he has sought to bring to U.S. foreign policy but one that also opens him to criticism that he is a weak leader.
The tactic is anathema to many conservatives and worries some liberal interventionists, who believe that only overt American authority can assemble an effective opposition to brutal authoritarian governments such as that of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.
Although Obama sees advantages in keeping Washington in the background, especially in a region where the United States is held in such low regard, he has exposed himself to Republican charges that he is absent at a time of crisis. Conservatives say his one-of-the-team approach could also signal a decline in American fortitude after nearly a decade of war. Read more ...