Wednesday Evening Owls: Antiwar Democrats laud President Biden for arms gross sales freeze on Saudis and UAE

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Wednesday Evening Owls: Antiwar Democrats laud President Biden for arms gross sales freeze on Saudis and UAE

Saudi Arabia is main a warfare towards Yemen—fought with U.S. weapons, logistical, and political help—that has killed 1000’s of civilians in aerial bombardments and tens of thousands more in an financial blockade that has exacerbated famine and intensified human struggling on a mass scale. […]

On Tuesday, Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes reportedly told individuals in an organization earnings name that the deliberate sale of seven,500 Paveway precision-guided bombs to “a buyer within the Center East [who] we will not discuss” had been faraway from the books in anticipation of the moratorium.

Nevertheless, Hayes provided this sanguine prognostication: “Look… peace will not be going to interrupt out within the Center East anytime quickly. I believe it stays an space the place we’ll proceed to see stable development.”

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On this date at Day by day Kos in 2003—Conflict opposition nonetheless growing:

Yet one more ballot is exhibiting elevated opposition to Bush’s new warfare in Iraq. The USA Immediately/CNN/Gallup Ballot has opposition at 43 p.c, up from 38 p.c Jan 10-12. Precise help from the invasion is at 52 p.c.

After all, these numbers may transfer over to the “help” column if both the US or UK current proof of Iraqi non-compliance. As of but, all we’re listening to is similar “belief us, we’ve got proof” bullshit, whereas all CIA results in the weapons inspectors have come up empty.

There can also be motion within the polls following the president’s SOTU deal with, although it will likely be attention-grabbing to observe how lengthy any such “bounce” will final. And it’ll even be attention-grabbing how the markets react, not simply the Wednesday after the speech, however two weeks out. Bush could declare to disregard polls, nevertheless it’ll be more and more troublesome to disregard his Wall Avenue supporters. Conflict jitters alone proceed to pound the market as we speak.