Editorial Board

U.S. Could Pay a High Price for Suing the Saudis

The Sept. 11 families want justice. But in the end, America will be the one on trial.

Scene of the crime.

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

It was hardly a surprise that the House unanimously passed a bill supported by the families of Sept. 11 victims just before the 15th anniversary of the attack. Unfortunately, law is more likely to make the U.S. vulnerable to unlimited lawsuits by its enemies. President Barack Obama should stick to his promise to reject it, and ideally Congress will come to its senses and not try to override the veto.

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