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

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Saudi Arabia is main a struggle 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 contributors 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 speak about” had been faraway from the books in anticipation of the moratorium.

Nevertheless, Hayes supplied this sanguine prognostication: “Look… peace shouldn’t 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 Every day Kos in 2003—Struggle opposition nonetheless growing:

Yet one more ballot is exhibiting elevated opposition to Bush’s new struggle in Iraq. The USA In the present day/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.

In fact, 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 may additionally be motion within the polls following the president’s SOTU tackle, although it is going to be attention-grabbing to look at 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 might declare to disregard polls, however it’ll be more and more tough to disregard his Wall Road supporters. Struggle jitters alone proceed to pound the market in the present day.