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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thompson Votes to Override Obama Veto, Allow U.S. Citizens to Bring Lawsuits Against Foreign Sponsors of Terrorism

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (S.2040). The House vote of 348 to 77 follows Senate passage of 97 to 1.

Thompson issued the following statement regarding the veto override:

“The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism will give families of those who died during the September 11, 2001 attacks a legal standing to file suit against alleged state sponsors of terrorism. This long overdue measure also sends a message to all sponsors of terrorism that whenever Americans are harmed that there will be consequences. Despite the President’s veto, it has been reassuring to see so many lawmakers come together across party lines, in order to give these families their day in court.”

12 comments :

Anonymous said...

The majority of the terrorists on 911 were from Saudi Arabia, not Iraq. Yet , GW Bush used it as an excuse to go after Saddam Hussein because Saddam tried to kill Georgies Daddy. (He used us all for that.)
Bottom line is that Saudi Arabia sponsored the 911 terrorists and MANY MANY more terrorists before and since then.
Its time to stop the politics (Saudi Arabia has given millions to the Clintons) and recognize an enemy as an enemy. We should have bombed Saudi Arabia before Tora bora
I hope these American people get a lot of money from these Saudis.
Obama vetoed the bill because the Saudis are his "peeps", but for the first time he was OVER RULED!

Anonymous said...

To 5:15 pm, whats your excuse for Bill Clinton's original claims that Iraq had WMD's in 1998, when he became the first US President to order troops to bomb Iraq? That was 3 full years before Bush was sworn into office. Looks like Bush was merely following the same intelligence reports that Clinton based his attacks on doesn't it? http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/12/16/transcripts/clinton.html
Transcript: President Clinton explains Iraq strike

CLINTON: Good evening.

Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world.

Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.

I want to explain why I have decided, with the unanimous recommendation of my national security team, to use force in Iraq; why we have acted now; and what we aim to accomplish.

Anonymous said...

In the meantime Hillary had this to say.. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!
Now I have your attention vote Trump!!

Anonymous said...

Bill Clintons bombings had nothing to do with Bushs invasion.
saddam had NO nuclear, poison or biological weapons .. (proven eventually)
Two different reasons/excuses.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the "intelligent reports" are not worth following

Anonymous said...

Obuma would never let anything go forward against any muslim ruled country !! His whole presidency has been about protecting muslims and not americans !!

trump is good said...

trump is good, he only likes whites he says no one from other countrys shuld come here only people that ever lived her and ill tell you one thing he is smart and the healthyest person to run for the presdent and he has britest people for him and if we need help in war he can ask rusha to help becuase he is bff with puttin in rusha he is aslo so smart cuz he has plains with his name on the wings so peeple can see it when he flys over there homes in penslvyania and pottor county

Anonymous said...

1:21:00 Obviously you wrote this as a parody.

Anonymous said...

8.15 either a parody, or maybe ignorance. Must be someone has nothing better to do than think up a ridiculous bunch of nonsense.

Anonymous said...

watch foreign countries begin suing American "leaders". Bush, Cheney, Powell, and Rice will be at the top of the list, for targeting and destroying civilian areas in Iraq. What goes around comes around fellas.

We destroyed Iraq twice, and set up the conditions for ISIS to do it all again.

This is all about politics, although I feel for the 9/11 families and their loss.

Anonymous said...

America needs to get back to making God great again,
Put prayer back in school !!
Put the 10 Commandments back in Public Offices,
Neither Clinton nor Trump will make America great again, we the people of this country have turned away from God,
2nd Chronicles, 7:14;
If My people who are called by My Name shall humble themselves, seek My face, & pray, I'll forgive them of their sins, hear from heaven & heal their land !

Anonymous said...

To 9:03 pm, Bill Clintons bombings absolutely DID have everything to do with Bush's invasion. The very same claims were made by Clinton and his Secretary of State at the time, Madeline Albright, as were made by Bush.
"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"No one has done what Saddam Hussein has done, or is thinking of doing. He is producing weapons of mass destruction, and he is qualitatively and quantitatively different from other dictators.""Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
--Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
-- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002