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Trump vetoes congressional resolution to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war

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Trump vetoes congressional resolution to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump waves prior to departing on a trip to Wisconsin from the White House in Washington, U.S., October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the White House said on Tuesday.

 

"This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future," Trump said in the veto message.

 

The resolution passed the House of Representatives in April and the Senate in March, marking the first time both chambers of Congress had supported a War Powers resolution, which limits the president's ability to send troops into action.

 

Neither the 247-175 tally in the Democratic-majority House nor the 54-46 vote in the Republican-led Senate would be enough to override the veto, which would require two-thirds majorities in both chambers.

 

Backers of the measure said the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen had made the humanitarian crisis worse, harshly criticizing Riyadh for killing civilians.

 

They also argued that U.S. involvement in Yemen violated the constitutional requirement that Congress, not the president, should determine when the country goes to war.

 

The four-year-long civil war in Yemen, which pits the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels backed by Iran, has killed tens of thousands of people and spawned what the United Nations calls the world's most dire humanitarian crisis, with the country on the brink of famine.

 

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham and Peter Cooney)

 

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Congress needs to just cut off funding just like they did when Pres Obama attempted to close down the prison at GITMO.

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6 hours ago, rudi49jr said:

You took the words right out of my mouth. The old adage ‘anything goes for a buck’ is probably Trump’s mantra. Who cares that tens of thousands of innocent people have died because of indiscriminate bombing by KSA airforce? Who cares that millions of people are on the brink of starvation? It’s all about the money, that’s all Trump cares about.

So sad he has  yet to work out  how to personally actually  make  any. instead  he  has managed  to  bankrupt  or  make fortunes  for others. At end of  day he is  going to  be a loser as  always.

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7 hours ago, rudi49jr said:

You took the words right out of my mouth. The old adage ‘anything goes for a buck’ is probably Trump’s mantra. Who cares that tens of thousands of innocent people have died because of indiscriminate bombing by KSA airforce? Who cares that millions of people are on the brink of starvation? It’s all about the money, that’s all Trump cares about.

I think it is most probable that Trump doesn't care about the Yemen War in the slightest. This is simply a side effect of Trump's foolish decision to staff his White House with Neocons and GOP Establishment Hacks. These advisers have been of little help to him in getting his MAGA Agenda passed, but any little thing Israel wants happens with ruthless efficiency. 

 

Disappointing, but we knew going in to this that Trump has that typical Boomer Mentality that blinds him to the true enemy of America. The final reckoning of the Neocons will have to wait until Tucker's Presidency. 

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2 minutes ago, usviphotography said:

I think it is most probable that Trump doesn't care about the Yemen War in the slightest. This is simply a side effect of Trump's foolish decision to staff his White House with Neocons and GOP Establishment Hacks. These advisers have been of little help to him in getting his MAGA Agenda passed, but any little thing Israel wants happens with ruthless efficiency. 

 

Disappointing, but we knew going in to this that Trump has that typical Boomer Mentality that blinds him to the true enemy of America. The final reckoning of the Neocons will have to wait until Tucker's Presidency. 

It's Trump's love affair with the Saudis that has led him to this juncture. As everyone knows, he's partial to despots and loves flattery. On both counts the Saudis have scored big time with Trump.

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Don’t forget they helped bail him out of bankruptcy and him and his buddies are about to cash in on the secret nuclear tech transfer-then there is Jared Anand promises of hotels in the future 

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