Tuesday’s debate and vote in the U.S. Senate on whether to end (technically whether or not to vote on whether to end) U.S. participation in the war on Yemen can certainly be presented as a step forward. While 55 U.S. Senators voted to keep the war rolling along, 44 voted not to table the resolution to end it. Of those 44, some, including “leaders”
A vote against one war is never just a vote against one war. It’s a vote to challenge, if ever so slightly, the power of the war machine. Some Senators are paid not to do that.