By vetoing a bill that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, US President Barack Obama has disregarded thousands of victims for the sake of geopolitical interests, William Rodriguez, a survivor of the attack, told RT. …
Commenting on Obama’s controversial decision to veto the ‘Sue the Saudis’ bill, Rodriguez lamented that the “president did not take into account the lives that were lost on 9/11, 3,000 people, and the people that were sick after 9/11 happened, we’re talking about 10,000 more that have been affected in the event.”
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Rodriguez thinks the main argument against the bill is not valid, and notes the money.
The White House said the bill would enable other countries to sue the US for its actions abroad. …
“At this point, the amount of money the government of Saudi Arabia has spent buying the interest and the support from politicians here to push the veto has been mind-boggling,” Rodriguez said. .“We know for a fact that we have a public relations company here and they spend around $60,000 a month basically doing a campaign against the victims of 9/11,” he said, adding that given such circumstances, the veto did not come as a surprise to the relatives and friends of the victims of 9/11 seeking justice.
hat-tip Stephen Neil