I give Instapundit credit since I generally agree with about 90% of his positions.
Curious that he doesn’t know the answer as to why Obama is protecting the Saudis from 9/11 families suing them.
WHY IS OBAMA PROTECTING THE SAUDIS HERE? Congress set for Saudi showdown with Obama.
The Senate will stay in session next week for a looming showdown with President Obama over legislation making it easier for the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Obama is expected to veto the legislation by Friday, the deadline for him to use his veto pen. The bill has overwhelming bipartisan support, suggesting the two-thirds majorities in both chambers necessary to override the president’s veto are there.
Obamanian obstinance to this is not really about the Saudis at all. It’s about precedent setting.
If Obama could overthrow the Saudis this afternoon he would since they are the only real opposition left to Iran in the Middle East.
However, part of Obama’s Not Legally Binding Iran Nukes Deal was a “side deal” blocking victim compensation to US plaintiffs of Iran’s decades of terror and kidnapping.
If he opens the door to the lawsuits against the Saudis then it’s re-opening the door on the Iranian lawsuits.
Always look as to what’s best for Iran and Obama’s position will overlap it.
Throw in the kicker that Saudis are waging a war to drive US frackers out of business and everyone’s got their uses.