The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow lawsuits against the Saudi Arabian government for its officials' roles in 9/11. The bill, which originated in the Senate, passed unanimously, indicating that it could survive president Obama's threatened veto. A part of me fears the Saudi response and the effect that it will have on the American economy. The larger part of me, however, believes that the severing of this repressive ,theocratic monarchy's ties to our secular republic will be worth whatever financial pain it causes in the short term. This bill could potentially open the US up to foreign lawsuits as well, but I see no reason why our government shouldn't also be held accountable for crimes it has been involved in.