Obama to Military: Sexual Assaults Making You Weaker
President addresses Naval Academy commencement
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 24, 2013 1:45 PM CDT
President Obama speaks at the commencement ceremony for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 24, 2013.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – Barack Obama gave the commencement address at the US Naval Academy today, and he used the occasion to talk about the military's issues with sexual assault. The perpetrators of sexual violence "threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong," Obama said, according to USA Today. "We are determined to stop these crimes, because they've got no place in the greatest military on Earth."

Still, Obama was mindful of the occasion; he offered no substantive policy statements on the sexual assault issue, which he's already ordered the Pentagon to look at, and he spent plenty of time lauding the graduates on their accomplishments. "You will lead this country," he said. "And if we want to restore the trust that the American people deserve to have in their institutions, all of us have to do our part."

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1492
May 25, 2013 9:32 PM CDT
This is why boxers are told to refrain from having sex before a title bout. Because they will be weaker. All kidding aside. Turkey has the answer for their soldiers. The compound. A neighborhood of nice homes all occupied by beautiful women to serve the soldier population. I know, I was there. 1942
Who_Cares
May 25, 2013 11:54 AM CDT
So, what is that staff that they are spraying out there above us. Oh, I forgot all of those who talk about it are looneys because you didn't hear it on news and the government didn't tell you "oh by the way that poison, will eventually take care of bees and human live's down the road". If I was in my twenty's or thirty's I would be concern.
HANKHILL
May 25, 2013 11:24 AM CDT
a commencement address at the us naval academy by potus is no place for a sex ed talk! potus is one very strange dude!! barack insane obama hero of the arab world. FUBO! FUBAR!