Letters to the Editor

Despite veto, Congressional record on Yemen is clear

Sen. Bernie Sanders deserves credit for persuading both houses of Congress to pass the Authorization of Military Force Act to end the joint U.S.-Saudi military operation in Yemen. President Donald Trump vetoed the bill, but bipartisan majorities in both houses are now on record as opposing this disastrous and inhumane American military operation.

Iowans should know both Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst voted with the minority in the Senate who support continued U.S. military intervention in Yemen, which has produced one of the greatest humanitarian crises in recent history. The facts are not in dispute. The U.S.-Saudi bombing campaigns are burning little girls alive, mutilating little boys, and crushing elderly couples to death as they lie sleeping in their beds. Those who survive are starving to death. Grassley and Ernst have blood on their hands, the blood of innocent children.

Jeff Cox

Iowa City

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