Bush has, unsurprisingly, rejected the AFL-CIO's demand that China be held accountable for making profits off of human rights violations. Interestingly, he brought four members of cabinet to a press conference to announce it. The best quote, however, came the President of the Chamber of Commerce: Tom Donahue, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, said that workers' rights should never be included in trade agreements. "Had the administration accepted the petition, there would have been a number of negative consequences." Mr. Donahue said. "We would have married forever human rights and trade, and that would have been a huge mistake." Keep that quote in mind next you hear this administration talking about the liberating power of free trade.


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