US puts its oil interests ahead of human rights
The Bush Administration has thrown its weight behind a global oil corporation in a court battle against human rights claims. The State Department has asked a federal court to dismiss a human rights lawsuit by Indonesian villagers against Exxon Mobil.
It claims a trial could harm American economic and political interests in Asia, including the struggle against terrorism.
Wow, I had no idea Exxon Mobil was so crucial to “American economic and political” interests.