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Lost in the criticism of President Donald Trump’s massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia, which it will use to continue its assault on the defenseless people of Yemen, is the fact that President Barack Obama, too, sold billions in arms to the Saudis, though this decision wasn’t as criticized.

I am reminded that President Jimmy Carter’s sale of arms to Indonesia, which then slaughtered the peaceful people of East Timor, was met with the same lack of critical scrutiny that was placed on Republican presidents.

Christopher Anderson, Seattle