For many years the United States has done a land office business selling arms and ammunition to the Saudis. We continued doing this even after it was Saudis who financed and carried out the attacks on 9-11. For several years now, the Saudis have been using these weapons in a genocidal, Sunni versus Shia war aimed at the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Now, it seems, the Houthi have struck back using weapons provided to them by Iran.
These facts raise two very important questions.
First, is there any legitimate reason for the United States to act militarily in support of Saudi Arabia in this conflict?
And, second, if, yes, who should decide?
With respect to the first question, involving ourselves in the ongoing conflicts between Shia and Sunni has proven to be disastrous. We do not have a dog in that fight, but, if we must take sides, the barbaric dictatorship that is Saudi Arabia is the wrong one.
With respect to the second question, the answer is obvious. It is the responsibility of the Congress to declare war, not the President and certainly not the dictator of Saudi Arabia as President Trump has suggested in his tweets. Any military strike against Iran without Congressional approval will be the most egregious impeachable offense yet.
Blessed are the Peacemakers. THAT is the role we should seek to play.