The “o” word, cont’d.

Amnesty International says the U.S. put oil before people (via Cursor):

LONDON (Reuters) – Human rights group Amnesty International accused U.S.-led forces on Tuesday of being better prepared for the defense of Iraq’s oil wells than of its people and infrastructure.

“There seems to have been more preparation to protect the oil wells than to protect hospitals, water systems or civilians,” Irene Khan, secretary-general of the British-based group, told a news conference in London.

“And the first taste of the coalition’s approach to law and order will not have inspired confidence in the Iraqi people.”