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U.S. lawmakers seek to force Trump decision on Saudi Yemen war

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Republican and Democratic senators and representatives said on Wednesday they were re-introducing a war powers resolution that passed the Senate by 56-41 in December, a rebuke of Trump amid anger at Saudi Arabia not just over civilian deaths in Yemen, but also the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Oh boy, two articles on JT showing Repubs and Dems cooperating to reign in Trump who they see as dangerous and incompetent...

For Trumpers, their binary world is falling apart - migraine time...

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Oh boy, two articles on JT showing Repubs and Dems cooperating to reign in Trump who they see as dangerous and incompetent...

1.) Is this the same Congress that approved continuing funding for the Yemeni intervention last year?

2.) Is this the same Congress that lambasted Trump for wanting to pull out of the military quagmire that is Syria and Afghanistan?

3.) Are we talking about the same Yemeni conflict which was supported by the Obama administration, fought by the Saudis using over $100 billion of weaponry that the same administration sold to them over the course of eight years, and was excoriated in no less a bastion of the middlebrow left than The Atlantic Monthly as a conflict which represented the “graveyard of the Obama Doctrine”?

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The US just had Congressional elections this past November - it's a new Congress with a new mandate

Plus the ongoing Khashoggi fiasco has soured them on Saudi Arabia

They're telling Saudi Arabia, "we're just not into you anymore"

Love has faded

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