Ignoring Victims, Obama Vetoes 9/11 Saudi Lawsuits Bill

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President Obama on Friday vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a bill passed by both houses of Congress that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for damages.

It is Obama’s 12th veto as president, and it sets up an override vote in Congress. Despite a U.S. investigation claiming that some Saudi officials were connected to the attack, the country’s government denies any involvement. In a veto message, Obama said he has “deep sympathy” for the victim’s families, but warned that the bill “does not enhance the safety of Americans from terrorist attacks, and undermines core U.S. interests.” Obama also said the legislation would be “detrimental to U.S. national interests” because it would allow lawsuits against countries that have not been designated as state sponsors of terrorism. Read more at POLITICO.

{Matzav.com}

2 COMMENTS

  1. I’m far from an Obama supporter but on this bill he was 100% right. He had to veto it as you wrote it undermines core U.S. interests.

  2. Can someone please get this anti-American lib Arab Muslim Pres Hussein Obama out of the American White House ?!?! Can anyone fool themselves into believing America and the world are not much worse than before, because of his evil handling of issue after issue? Phew

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