The U.S. Senate has given the country the best possible Christmas present – a bipartisan 56-41 vote to withdraw the U.S. from the calamitous war in Yemen that has led to some 60 thousand deaths and looming starvation and fatal disease for thousands more. The House of Representatives must still approve the bill with chances higher after the Democrats take control in January. Continue reading “Merry Christmas U.S. Senate”
Which War To Fight?
Arizona Senator John McCain, who was tortured while imprisoned for five and a half years in North Vietnam, opposes that treatment of anyone else. So he and other U.S. Senators have called for an investigation into reports of U.S. military participation in torture in the war in Yemen. In reply, U.S. defense officials say there has been some American involvement in interrogation of Yemeni prisoners, but not torture. Earlier, McCain earned the ire of President Trump by questioning a U.S. commando raid in Yemen that killed a number of al-Qaeda operatives but at the expense of some civilian lives and one American, a Navy Seal. Continue reading “Which War To Fight?”