|Wall Street Journal Opinion Page - Obama Haters! - makes fun of Congress for the stupid act.|
|Yes, Congress blames Obama for their own actions.|
The President (like Bush the Younger before him) said there were two problems with this.
First, there is no proof the Saudi Government sponsored the terrorists - despite investigations and assumptions that the government might have known.
Second, this law would open the United States and our troops to being sued for acts we do.
So he veto'ed the legislation. (link) Joining the President in condemning this legislation this were military leaders of both parties and major companies operating in foreign countries (link)
|Japan notes the idiocy of it all.|
Well... it turns out President Obama was right. Suddenly the leaders of both the House and Senate have been informed that drone attacks fall under their standard as written and the pilots can be sued.
AND anywhere we have military or espionage activities and Congress hasn't declared War (which is everywhere we have activities except Afghanistan) our military can be sured. (link)
Now, Congress is - seriously they are saying this - bitching because Obama didn't participate in writing the legislation. This is after the SAME CONGRESSMEN bitched that Obama WAS attempting to put his spin on the pending legislation. (link)
As I said, Jackasses.