Override the Veto: Let 9/11 Victims' Families Sue Saudi Arabia
|The U.S. Senate is about to vote on whether to override a veto of a bill to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.
Reuters: Senate sets Wednesday vote on Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill
David Swanson: Suing Saudi: Congress Is Right, Stephen Kinzer Is Wrong
President Obama said the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act would put United States assets at risk of seizure by private litigants overseas and “create complications” in diplomatic relations with other countries.
In fact, blocking nonviolent redress of grievances through courts puts us at risk of more terrorism. Imagine if Saudis could have sued for the removal of U.S. bases. Courts are better than wars.
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