Barack Obama’s Bartleby Foreign Policy

AP

Late in the morning of October 12th, 2000, in the Yemeni port of Aden, two al-Qaeda operatives drove a small craft laden with explosives up to the side of the USS Cole and detonated their payload, killing themselves and seventeen American sailors, many of whom were lined up for lunch in the ship’s galley. Sixteen years later to the day, another US naval vessel conducting business in the neighborhood of Yemen was attacked, this time by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels using apparently sophisticated anti-ship cruise missiles.

Congress Already Apprehensive Over 9/11 Saudi Measure

Mitch McConnell

Republican leaders are voicing concerns over legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks just one day after Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of the bill.

Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto of 9/11 Saudi Bill

AP

Congress voted on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks, marking the first congressional override of his presidency.