By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans are vowing to decisively override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who killed nearly 3,000 people.
Obama rejected the bill Friday, warning of a host of unintended and severe consequences if it were enacted. The legislation, according to Obama, could leave American troops and diplomats overseas vulnerable to lawsuits in foreign courts from people seeking redress for actions taken by armed groups that are backed or trained by the United States.
Commentary from Lynn J. Cheramie III, Founder, FFOA News Network and NOFAR
Obama doesn't care about Americans or their families. He does care about 9/11 but only in the sense that it killed Americans. He is trying to protect his brothers from financial hardship.
The fact that Saudi Arabia has been mentioned as assisting in the 9/11 attacks is no coincidence.