Trump Vetoes Yemen Resolution with Incoherent Excuse

Trump Vetoes Yemen Resolution with Incoherent Excuse April 18, 2019

For only the second time, Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress, this one a bill passed by Congress that forbid U.S. involvement or aid to Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen, which the UN calls the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world today. And the excuse he used in his veto message was utterly incoherent.

“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,” Mr. Trump said in his veto message.

Uh, why would it endanger the lives of American soldiers, who are not deployed in Yemen? Does he think Yemen is going to attack the United States if we don’t help Saudi Arabia bomb the crap out of that country with our money and weapons? I’ve love to hear some reasonable scenario by which one could believe that. It’s like someone who believes that Muslims are on the edge of taking over America and imposing Sharia law.

“We cannot end the conflict in Yemen through political documents,” Mr. Trump said. “Peace in Yemen requires a negotiated settlement.”

I’ve read that several times and still have absolutely no idea what it means. Negotiated settlements are political documents. I can’t believe his PR people couldn’t craft something more coherent than this. This is gibberish.

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