9/11, wars spending would've occured had US not vetoed UN Res in 82 and cut foreign aid?
by, 03-22-2012 at 06:17 AM (731 Views)
[QUOTE=moderate libertarian;3562074]Do you think 9/11 and ongoing multi trillion dollars wars spending/resulting economic crisis would've occured if US had not vetoed following UN Resolution in 1982 and had cut off foreign aid to all middle east dictators/countries including Israel?
While reading news of Obama veto threat of upcoming Palestinian Statehood UN bid on Sep 23rd , came across this old news that relates to another NYT article that was published few days ago.
There is some talk that an Obama veto could be overridden by UN using some special procedures. In looking up, this is the only US veto I found that had been overridden:
[b]Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act
President Ronald Reagan vetoed the law but was overridden by Congress (by the Senate 78 to 21, the House by 313 to 83).[/b] Reagan stated that he believed that the law's punitive sanctions would lead to more violence and more repression in South Africa. In the week leading up to the vote, President Reagan appealed to members of the Republican Party for support, but as Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. would state, "For this moment, at least, the President has become an irrelevancy to the ideals, heartfelt and spoken, of America". [b]This override marked the first time in the twentieth century that a president had a foreign policy veto overridden.[/b]